The Blue Ensign was an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships.
The ensign originated in the 17th century with the St George's cross in the canton, and with a blue field background (top right). The Acts of Union 1707 united Scotland, England and Wales in the Kingdom of Great Britain and produced a new blue ensign which placed the Union Jack in the canton.
As one of the best known symbols of the Royal Navy, during the Golden Age of Piracy, the Blue Ensign was primarily used by the ships operating in the West Indies. All British ships of war that used Port Royal as their home port flew the Blue Ensign. When the infamous pirate Jack Sparrow and his associate Will Turner joined forces to commandeer the HMS Interceptor, they continued to fly the Blue Ensign from the peak of the gaff, even when they sailed into the pirate port of Tortuga.
Behind the scenes Edit
- In real-world history the Blue Ensign was used by Royal Navy's blue squadron which patrolled the south Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
- Pirates of the Caribbean PocketModel game shows the 19th century version of the Blue Ensign, with St. Patrick's Cross emblazoned on the Union Jack.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- The Accidental Pirate!
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
- Enter... the Scarecrow!
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean PocketModel game (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)