A pennant was a triangular flag flown by ships at sea during the Age of Piracy.
The British Royal Navy was known to use three pennants during the 18th century, red, white, and blue. All three pennants had a small St George's Cross, the symbol of England, in the corner. Those pennants meant the vessels flying them were commissioned ships of war in service of the Royal Navy.
During the Quest for the Fountain of Youth all three galleons of The Spaniard's fleet flew the pennants consisting of three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red, the colors of the Spanish monarchy.
Behind the scenesEdit
- In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl both the HMS Dauntless and the HMS Interceptor fly the historically inaccurate Blue Ensigns and blue pennants. In real-world history that flag was used by the Blue squadron which patrolled the waters of the south Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific.
- James “Jim“ Carson's artwork of the battle of Calypso's maelstrom shows the Flying Dutchman flying a dirty tattered pennant from the mainmast.
- Helen O'Loan's artwork of the Monarch shows the red, white and blue pennant flying from the ship's mainmast.
- Pirates of the Caribbean (game)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Missing Pirate
- Tales of the Code: Wedlocked
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Ghost Ship
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (First identified as pennant)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- The Secret of Galileo's Diary
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Movie Graphic Novel