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Merchant Marine Flag

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Our United States Merchant Marine Flag comes available in both outdoor and indoor finishes for a more customized presentation.

Outdoor Merchant Marines Flag

Our lightweight nylon flags are designed to fly in the lightest of winds. These flags are both weather and fade-resistant so that they last longer outdoors. This flag comes equipped with a strong canvas heading so that you can securely hoist it up on one of our outdoor flagpoles.


  • Made in America
  • Authentic design
  • Single/reverse
  • 100% nylon
  • Sewn edges
  • Strong canvas heading
  • Brass grommets
Indoor Merchant Marines Flag

These made-to-order flags come finished with gold fringe on three sides with a pole sleeve. These flags offer a more formal presentation when paired with an indoor flagpole.


Made in America

  • Authentic design
  • Single/reverse
  • 100% nylon
  • Sewn edges
  • Pole sleeve
  • Gold fringe

Note: Gold fringe will become damaged by the outdoor elements if left outside.

US Merchant Marine Flag Q&A

What are the Merchant Marines?

Mainly, the Merchant Marines have citizen-manned ships that assist the United States as a transportation service for goods and passengers during peacetime. Although these civilians are not a part of the military, the Merchant fleet can be an auxiliary to the United States Navy during war times. They can be called upon to deliver military personnel and material for the Armed Forces.

When was the Merchant Marine Flag created?

On May 24, 1994, Maritime Administrator Albert J. Herberger presented a flag design to pay tribute to America’s civilian seafarers who supported the US Armed Forces in the past and present in times of war and peace. This commemorative flag was first used at the annual US Merchant Marine Memorial Service in Washington DC. This event honors the thousands of merchant seamen who were killed during wartime.