Q: Is a ensign the national flag flown on a vessel to indicate nationality? ¶
Q: Is an ensign flown on a ship or boat to indicate its appartenance? ¶
Q: Is an ensign the largest flag? ¶
A: Yes, and generally flown at the stern of the ship.
Q: Are ensigns usually at the stern flagstaff when in port? ¶
A: Yes, and may be shifted to a gaff when the ship is under way, becoming known as a steaming ensign.
Q: Is an ensign the ornament or sign? ¶
A: Yes, such as the crown, coronet, or mitre, borne above the charge or arms.
Q: Were ensigns adopted? ¶
Q: Are ensigns used when a warship goes into battle? ¶
Q: Is an ensign just a flag or other standard? ¶
Q: Are ensigns strictly regulated and indicate if the boat is a warship? ¶
A: Yes, and a merchant vessel or a yacht, for example.