Merchant Marine Flags feature the seal of the Merchant Mariners on a dark blue background with the words “IN PEACE AND WAR” placed in an arch above the Merchant Marine insignia. Below the insignia is the number “1775” representing the year in which the U.S. Merchant Marine started.
We're proud to offer Merchant Marine flags in multiple sizes to suit your needs, including outdoor nylon flags that are lightweight yet durable. Our Merchant Marine flags are also available in a mini handheld size for use as giveaways at large events. All of our Merchant Marine flags are made in the U.S.A.
The U.S Merchant Marine, during times of peace, is used for commercial purposes (for exporting and importing) and becomes an auxiliary arm of the Navy during times of war or when needed in national emergencies. In times of war the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet is used to transport troops and war provisions and the mariners are trained to assist in manning the guns and operate the ships. The U.S Merchant Marine played a large role during World War II and recorded significant casualties to personnel and vessels.
All information about the U.S. Merchant Marine was provided by the usmm.org.