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A broad, tapering pennant, normally with a swallow tail but occasionally without. Burgees of yacht clubs are normally triangular, of a length twice that of the depth at the hoist, and carry on them the particular insignia of the club concerned. Commodores of yacht clubs usually fly swallow-tailed burgees again carrying the insignia of the club. Burgees without a swallow tail are used as the substitute flags in the International Code of Signals.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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