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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 97/1/4
Object name: Pennant
Title: Pennant
Description: A pennant flown aboard HMS Erebus during the British Naval Expedition 1839-43 (HMS Erebus and HMS Terror) to the Antarctic commanded by James Clark Ross.
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 929.9
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A very long textile pennant. The left part consists of a red cross on a white background, made of separate pieces of cloth stitched together. The right part consists of a long tapering tale made of a single length of red textile, torn at the end. There is a wooden rod stitched inside a loop on the left side of the pennant.

  • Height: 233mm, length: 3160mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Ross, James Clark (1839 - 1843)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Naval Expedition 1839-43 (HMS Erebus and HMS Terror) (1839 - 1843)