I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this type of question but I believe "travel" seems the most suitable.

Could anyone please identify what flag this is? I looked up all the flags with the Union Jack but I couldn't find a flag matching this one.

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This is the picture of the ship that I saw the flag on. Picture was taken in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about travel.
    – JonathanReez
    Aug 7, 2016 at 22:54
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    I'm biased since I've answered but I've always thought identify this is on-topic here. We have identified plenty of buildings which are no more or less about travel. Interestingly you @JonathanReez have answered a recent one.
    – mts
    Aug 7, 2016 at 23:09
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    @mts you can travel to a building/location. You can't travel to a flag.
    – JonathanReez
    Aug 7, 2016 at 23:11
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    I've created a meta question regarding whether this is on or off-topic.
    – Fiksdal
    Aug 8, 2016 at 5:14
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    @mts: identify-this is a tag on the site. That does not mean "identify this is on topic". Basically questions about identifying this which constitute a problem encountered related to travel are on topic. But "identify this brand of truck tyre" would not be on topic. So yes we identify things, but that still leaves open to discussion the question of what things we identify, and under which circumstances. A flag of a company, promotion, brand, sports team would probably be off-topic. Geopolitical flags of various kinds might require more thought. Aug 11, 2016 at 9:04

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It is the blue ensign worn by the Canadian Navy from 1957 to 1965.

enter image description here Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canadian_Blue_Ensign_1957-1965.svg

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    Dr. Cooper presents: Fun With Flags... Aug 7, 2016 at 23:31
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    Should the verb be worn? I would have said flown.
    – phoog
    Aug 8, 2016 at 5:23
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    @phoog Ships wear ensigns/flags. Flags are flown on land. Aug 8, 2016 at 7:15
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    @AndrewLeach I was afraid of that.
    – phoog
    Aug 8, 2016 at 8:06

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