Executive Order 10812

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WHEREAS the Secretary of the Navy, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, has adopted, and has recommended that I approve, an official flag for the United States Navy, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order,[1] and which is described as follows:

United States Navy Flag. The flag for the United States Navy is 4 feet 4 inches hoist by 5 feet 6 inches fly, of dark blue material, with yellow fringe, 2½ inches wide. In the center of the flag is a device 3 feet 1 inch overall consisting of the inner pictorial portion of the seal of the Department of the Navy (with the exception that a continuation of the sea has been substituted for the land area), in its proper colors within a circular yellow rope edging, all 2 feet 6 inches in diameter above a yellow scroll inscribed "UNITED STATES NAVY" in dark blue letters;

AND WHEREAS it appears that such flag is of suitable design and appropriate for adoption as the official flag of the United States Navy:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby approve such flag as the official flag of the United States Navy.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The White House
April 24, 1959


  1. Filed as part of original document, but not printed in the Federal Register, nor in the Title 3 Code of Federal Regulations Compilation 1959-1963. The original illustration is apparently at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas.[1]

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).