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Executive Order 10812--Establishing a flag for the United States Navy

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10812 of Apr. 24, 1959, appear at 24 FR 3265, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 335, unless otherwise noted.

WHEREAS the Secretary of the Navy, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, has adopted, and has recommended that I approve, an official flag for the United States Navy, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order,1 and which is described as follows:
United States Navy Flag. The flag for the United States Navy is 4 feet 4 inches hoist by 5 feet 6 inches fly, of dark blue material, with yellow fringe, 2½ inches wide. In the center of the flag is a device 3 feet 1 inch overall consisting of the inner pictorial portion of the seal of the Department of the Navy (with the exception that a continuation of the sea has been substituted for the land area), in its proper colors within a circular yellow rope edging, all 2 feet 6 inches in diameter above a yellow scroll inscribed "UNITED STATES NAVY" in dark blue letters;

AND WHEREAS it appears that such flag is of suitable design and appropriate for adoption as the official flag of the United States Navy:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby approve such flag as the official flag of the United States Navy.

1Editorial note: The design, which was made a part of the original document, was not printed with the document in the Federal Register.