First Flag of the Texas Navy 1836
Made of printed, single ply polyester which is a very lightweight material with artwork that is visible on both sides of the flag.
- One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
- Very lightweight, polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- Bright colors
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Reinforced header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′
History of the 1836 Texas Navy flag
Authorized by David G. Burnet, provisional president of the Republic of Texas, this flag became the official flag of the Texas Navy on April 9, 1836, only 12 days before the battle of San Jacinto. The flag was designed by the Commodore of the Republic of Texas Navy, Charles Hawkins, and thus is also referred to as the Hawkins Flag. The design was very similar to the American flag as well as the Chilean and Liberian national flags and was often mistaken for those countries. The Republic of Texas Navy Flag received far more exposure during the 1830s and 1840s than did the Burnet flag. As a result, many people around the world at that time were familiar with the Texas Navy flag long after Texas became the 28th State of the United States.