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Wharncliffe Sailing Club, Gravesend, London.
Established 1839. Commodore was J.A.Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Wharncliffe.
9 June 1840. “Ensign. – Plain white with an union in the corner. Burgee. – Plain white.”
22 July 1842. “Permitted to wear the blue ensign of Her Majesty’s fleet ..., with the distinctive marks of the club (?), as hitherto worn on the white ensign,” [Both descriptions from warrants]
1850. Last reference to the club. Lord Wharncliffe died 1845.
David Prothero, 23 December 2014
The special ensign for the Wharncliffe Sailing Club was simply a white flag (1:2), with a Union Jack in the first quarter; no overall cross. The burgee was a plain white pennant.
The Admiralty warrant for the plain white ensign was withdrawn in 1842. Lord
Yarborough (the founder of WSC) joined and became active in the Royal Yacht
Squadron shortly before his death in 1845, and the WSC vanished.
James Liston, 25 February 2015
image by Rob Raeside, 25 February 2015