• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flag-ship the ship in which an admiral sails, and which carries his flag
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand.; Dan. flag; Dut. vlag, Ger. flagge.


In literature:

Nearer home there were disputes as to the right claimed by the King's ships to make any foreign ship lower her flag and salute the English ensign.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The new Nation was without a ship or flag on the ocean.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
At night the Duke dined with Vice-Admiral Bedford on board his flag-ship.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
A little later in the day he went on board the flag-ship to visit the admiral.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
There you can see the flags of a dozen nations flying from ships that have put in for fuel.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
On a shelf above the table are about fifty models of ships, each bearing the flag of some nation.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
William made it his flag ship.
"William the Conqueror" by Jacob Abbott
It would indeed be a disgrace to lower our flag to a ship of about our own size, and that ship a Frenchman.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
In a repeating frigate, a signal-midshipman; in a flag-ship, a flag-lieutenant.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The second ship, with a flag at the foremast, was the Vice-Admiral's.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
I was not long in comprehending his intentions to be the destruction of the flag-ship.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
On the 24th, in the morning, the Dutch Flag-ship weighed, in order to go up to the unlivering place.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Turner shows in this picture the Grand Canal filled with ships from other countries with gaily colored flags fluttering in the breeze.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
Hostile ships of war lay off the port, but the Peruvian flag waved on the fort.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
This single-decked craft, about ninety feet in length by twenty feet breadth of beam, was the Admiral's flag-ship.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
In the navies of various countries bands are maintained on board flag-ships and sometimes on board other large ships.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Some claim that it was this flag that Paul Jones hoisted on his ship, and others that it was taken South to Fort Moultrie.
"The True Story of the American Flag" by John H. Fow
If this flag of truce conceals a ruse, this ship will be sunk.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
A carved red railing surrounds this ship, and its sails and flags are made of silks and brocade.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Later in the day the flag-ship brought Admiral Sampson and Admiral Schley, who spent several hours with us.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton

In poetry:

Why weld our keels and launch our ships,
If Reason urge some wiser part,
Kiss England's Flag with dying lips
And fold its glories to the heart?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Oh, ask me not the haven of our ships,
Nor what flag floats above you!
I hold you close, I kiss your sweet, sweet lips,
And love you, love you, love you!
""Oh, Ask Me Not"" by John Charles McNeill
I know the ships that pass by day:
I guess their business, grave or gay,
And spy their flags, and learn their names
And whence they come and where they go—
But in the night I only know
Some little starry flames.
"The Lights" by John Joy Bell
Away, o'er the ocean depths, away,
Like a vulture fierce when he scents his prey,
The pirate ship is gone!
The sable flag its shadow threw
O'er the darkened brows of a blood-stained crew,
As night's a churchyard on.
"A Fragment" by Peter John Allan
I passed a ship on its homeward trip,
With a weary and toil-worn crew;
And I kissed their flag with a welcome lip,
And so glad a gale I blew
That the sailors quaffed their grog and laughed
At the work I made them do.
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley
So it's home again, and home again, America for me!
I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea,
To the blessed Land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.
"An American in Europe" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Efforts were under way Monday to extinguish a fire that continued to burn aboard an Antigua and Barbuda-flag container ship off Mumbai harbor, Indian maritime agencies said.
A Japanese fishing boat with a crew of 22 collided with a Panama-flag cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean early Monday and 13 crew are missing.
WWII Navy veterans who served aboard the USS LST-70 stand together with the last flag flown on the ship during their 20th reunion at Will Pereira's home in Novato, Calif Friday, September 7, 2012.
Iranian gunboats attacked and set afire a cargo ship flying the Maldivian flag in the Persian Gulf today.
Nexus Consulting, says an 'administrative mistake' led to the Venezuala detention of a US-flagged ship.
A Finnish-flagged ship attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip hopes to reach Gaza's coastal waters by Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for the organizers in Sweden, Mikael Lofgren, told dpa Friday.
At first glance, The World looks like an average cruise ship: smokestacks and a Bahamian flag top off a 12-story, window-dotted, white titan.
A German-flagged ship loaded with two heavy boxes that could not be opened was diverted from its destination by a guided missile cruiser patrolling the Red Sea , the Pentagon said today.
Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard practice for the San Diego Padres opening day flag ceremony.
The Nigerian navy has seized a foreign-flagged ship carrying arms and ammunition and arrested its 15 mainly Russian crew members.
Despite some red flags in the economies of some key trade partners, California businesses shipping goods abroad had a pretty good October.
The Bolivian-flagged Ana Cecilia set sail from the US city of Miami Wednesday, inaugurating what shipping company International Port Corp.
The Liberian-flagged cargo ship measures 1,100 feet long and 150 feet wide and is capable of carrying 9,200 cargo containers.
Maritime authorities in Quang Ngai ban a Panamanian-flagged ship from leaving after it spilled nearly 1,000 liters of oil at a local port.
On 16 November in the Gulf of Aden, the Ukrainian Cargo Ship MV Lady Juliet (flagged St Vincent & The Grenadines) heading West was attacked by pirates firing Kalashnikovs and rocket propelled grenades.