Vol. III, No. 13
Put a rope on a boat, it becomes a line; put a flag on a boat, it becomes an ensign.
An ensign is flown on a ship’s stern to indicate the vessel’s nationality. To be specific, there are three types of ensigns:
2. A government ensign, flown by coast guard ships
3. A naval ensign, flown on naval vessels.
But, on shore, they would all just look like flags! Happy Memorial Day.