USS Alliance Ensign Flags

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USS Alliance flags made in the USA. These flags are printed on durable all-weather nylon and are finished with a strong canvas header and grommets. The USS Alliance Ensign flag comes in sizes 12x18in - 5x8ft.

History of the USS Alliance Flag

The first Alliance of the United States Navy (which served as part of the Continental Navy) was a 36-gun sailing frigate of the American Revolutionary War.

Originally named Hancock, she was laid down in 1777 on the Merrimack River at Amesbury, Massachusetts, by the partners and cousins, William and James K. Hackett, launched on 28 April 1778, and renamed Alliance on 29 May 1778 by resolution of the Continental Congress. Her first commanding officer was Capt. Pierre Landais, a former officer of the French Navy who had come to the New World hoping to become a naval counterpart of Lafayette. The frigate's first captain was widely accepted as such in America. Massachusetts made him an honorary citizen and the Continental Congress gave him command of Alliance, thought to be the finest warship built to that date on the western side of the Atlantic.

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