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Latitude 50° 19.60 N
Longitude 004° 14.71 W
Depth 24m
Accuracy 50m
Object Type Flag
Material

Cloth

Description US National flag
Markings Stars and stripes
Length Unknown
Width Unknown
Condition Good
Completeness 100%
Number of items 1
Location Description Whitsand Bay

Liberty 70 Flag (14A200)

This is the U.S. National ensign or flag that was flown at the stern of the Liberty ship James Eagan Layne when she was on her final voyage. When the ship was torpedoed the flag was rescued by able seaman Earl George Blache who then carried the flag back to the United States. The flag remains in extremely good condition.

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Images

James Eagan Layne

The Stars and Stripes flag taken from the Liberty ship SS James Eagan Layne

References

Liberty 70 Project

Wreck - James Eagan Layne