The First Navy Jack is the current naval jack of navy aircraft patch numbers United States, authorized by the U. Navy and is flown from the jackstaff of commissioned vessels of the U. Navy while moored pierside or at anchor. The design is traditionally regarded as that of the first U.
In late 1775, as the first ships of the Continental Navy readied in the Delaware River, Commodore Esek Hopkins issued, in a set of fleet signals, an instruction directing his vessels to fly a “striped” jack and ensign. The exact design of these flags is unknown. In 1778, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sicily, thanking him for allowing entry of American ships into Sicilian ports. The rattlesnake had long been a symbol of resistance to the British in Colonial America.
The rattle has thirteen layers, signifying the original Thirteen Colonies. Raising of the “Navy Jack” for the first time at morning colors, on September 11, 2002, aboard the guided missile cruiser Thomas S. The First Navy Jack was first used in recent history during the United States’ Bicentennial year, 1976, when all commissioned naval vessels were directed to fly it while moored or anchored for the entire year, this in lieu of the standard fifty-star Jack of the United States. First Navy Jack until decommissioned or transferred to inactive service. At the time, the order disregarded the sailing frigate USS Constitution, which while technically the oldest vessel in the U. As such, the honor of “oldest ship” in the Fleet was conferred on the following U. On 31 May 2002 the Secretary of the Navy issued SECNAV Instruction 10520.
6, directing all warships and auxiliaries of the U. This directive only applied to commissioned vessels of the U. Navy, to include the previously excluded USS Constitution. Since 11 September 2002, the First Navy Jack has also been flown on an optional basis from multi-halyard gaff-rigged flagpoles aboard U.
Navy installations and facilities ashore, such use always being in addition to the flying of the United States ensign. For example, opponents to a smoking ban in Franklin, Indiana fly Navy Jacks outside their homes and businesses. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO AND SERVING WITH AN ARMY UNIT”. Deployed USS Sampson FC2 earns award in Afghanistan”. Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost Public Affairs. Wikisource has original text related to this article: SECNAV Instruction 10520.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to First Navy Jack. Poirier, “A Brief History of the U. English Wikipedia has an article on:List of U. The following are some examples of the slang of the United States Navy, you will also see references to the United States Marine Corps as well because of their use of naval terminology sometimes also referred to as NAVSpeak. US Navy and US Army as late as the 1980s: A slang term for any time between midnight and daylight. Used to convey that the time is when people are usually asleep. We have to get up at 0-dark-hundred.
It is not a reference to any particular time. 13 button salute: When a sailor in dress pants pulls down on the top two corners and all 13 buttons come unbuttoned at once, usually done just before sex. 1D10T: A mythical substance that new Sailors are sent in search of as a joke. Pronounced as “one dee ten tee”, “one delta ten tango” or “idiot”.