Navy in the War on Terrorism. History of the First U. Navy to specify this flag as the jack for its oldest warship in regular commission is an agreeable tradition which keeps an historic American flag in regular use. Parliament had passed the Stamp Act to get better control of the colonies' economy and to pay off the staggering debt incurred during the French and Indian War. I remember to have seen a flag designed for one of them on which was extremely well painted a Rattle Snake rearing his Crest and shaking his Rattles, with this Motto " Dont tread on me ". So how did the snake and the words get onto the design? Navy Jack" Navy Office of Information.
Beginning in , the Secretary of the Navy announced a policy stating that the First Navy Jack Flag should be flown at all times from the naval vessel with the longest period of active service. The Preble book seems to be the source for all later references to the South Carolina flag who just reproduced Preble's artwork. High to Low Date: Revolutionary War and Beyond Home.
The Mauna Kea was commissioned commissioned March 30, In , both men were representing the fledgling United States in Paris. The First Navy Jack is the current U. Navy warships on January 1, The flag Gadsden designed was a yellow flag with a coiled rattlesnake over the words "Don't Tread on Me.
Ships from and sold by American Wholesale Superstore. The rattlesnake had long been a symbol of resistance to the British in Colonial America. Joseph McMillan , 9 August Nylon construction, Measures 3' x 5'. So where did the First Navy Jack Flag come from? Wikisource has original text related to this article: