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HMS Hazard flying yellow quarantine flag, by Oswald Walter Brierly.

HMS Hazard flying yellow quarantine flag, by Oswald Walter Brierly.
HMS Hazard flying yellow quarantine flag.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW8496
Description: A warship flying the quarantine flag, which denoted the presence of an infectious disease among the crew. The flag showed that the crew could not go ashore until they had been passed by a doctor. Quarantine originally lasted 40 days.
Creator: Sir Oswald Walter Brierly (1817-1894)
Date: 20 Sep 1841
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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