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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection



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Accession no.: N: 195
Object name: Flag
Title: Flag
Description: A pennant from the Terra Nova, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 929.9
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rectangular red textile flag, probably wool, with a Union Jack. The flag is constructed from four pieces of textile joined with machine-stitched felled seams. The top left quarter of the flag is a Union Jack, made from a pale textile with printed pattern. The top right quarter and whole length of the lower portion of the flag are made from plain red textile. A white roundel with a printed crown and the words 'Terra Nova' is joined into the bottom right of the flag. The top and bottom edges of the flag are the selvedge of the fabrics and so are not hemmed. The right/free edge of the flag is hemmed. The left/pole edge of the flag has a canvas edge applied to it with a single line of stitching to form a tube, containing a rope for hoisting the flag up the mast. There is a wooden toggle at the top end of the rope, and both ends of the rope are spliced into themselves to form a strong and neat loop. The rope is stitched into the canvas tube at the lower end; at the top end are two sets of crude stitches which stitch the top of the rope to the tube and close over the top of the tube respectively. The words '2 1/2 Yds' are inked onto the canvas close to the lower end.

  • Width: 2150mm, height: 1130mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)