Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Commissioning Pennant from the USS Georgia (BB-15) 


Pennant with blue field and 7 white stars with a single white and red stripe ending in a swallow tail

Title: Commissioning Pennant, USS Georgia (BB-15)
Accession #: NHHC 2005-86-24
Circa: 1904
Size: 3 x 73
Medium: Cloth
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

One cotton commissioning pennant from the battleship USS Georgia (BB-15) There is one brass grommet in the white hoist. The hoist is stamped in black ink NO. 6. The blue field contains seven white stars. There is a stacked red and white stripe extending from the blue field and ending in a swallow tail at the fly end. There are numerous insect holes throughout the pennant. 

This commissioning pennant was flown aboard USS Georgia at her commissioning on 24 September 1906. She was built as one of the five Virginia-class battleships. She is the first ship to be named after the state of Georgia. During her short career, she participated in the 1907 Jamestown Exposition, the Great White Fleet, and World War I. She decommissioned in 1920 and was scrapped in 1923 in accordance with the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty.

Published: Mon Jan 08 13:30:15 EST 2018