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A photo by Matthew Fern on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/specmode/3326046250/ shows the ship flag of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). It is similar to that of the USS Theodore Roosevelt - a light/medium blue flag with the ship's seal in the centre.
Jonathan Dixon, 23 September 2010
image by Joe McMillan, 3 October 2000
On the quarterdeck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is a display of a number of flags, including the U.S. national color, the Navy flag, the New York state flag (representing Theodore Roosevelt's tenure as governor of New York), and this light blue flag with the ship seal on the center. In addition, two large flags were hanging side by side on the bulkhead on the hangar deck, the national ensign and another ship's flag, also light blue but with a script monogram of the initials "TR"
on the center in black, with the name and motto of the ship above and below.
Joe McMillan, 3 October 2000
image located by Bill Garrison, 9 January 2020
The U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), has its own battle
flag (and possibly the only U.S. warship to have such). It is a variation of the
guidons carried by the companies of the 129th Field Artillery Regiment of the
35th Infantry Division, such as Battery D -- the battery under the command of
then Army Capt. Harry Truman during World War I. Truman later became President
in April 1945. It consists of: "75" -- referring to the carrier's identification
number; "crossed cannons" on a scarlet background; "129 D" -- noting Truman's
artillery unit; and in white lettering the phrase: "Give 'em Hell" (which a
Truman supporter had shouted at him during the 1948 presidential campaign).