The United States Power Squadrons® is the largest non-profit boating organization in the United States. Created in 1914 the USPS promotes boating education by providing a variety of maritime safety classes to the public. Members participate in a number of advanced courses. Today the USPS has approximately 45,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the U.S. and in U.S. territories. The USPS ensign features a red canton with 13 white stars around a fouled (entangled or twisted) anchor. The body of the flag contains 13 vertical blue and white stripes. This flag was designed by Roger Upton and Charles Chapman for the United States Power Squadrons®, and by 1915, the flag was officially adopted by the organization.
USPS Flag Etiquette
Guide to USPS Flag Display
|Flag||Flying Times||Power Yacht Without Mast||Power Yacht With Signal Mast||Sailing Yacht With One Mast||Power or Sail Yacht With Two Masts|
|U.S. Ensign, U.S. Yacht Ensign, USPS Ensign - when flown in place of U.S. Ensign||0800 hours to sunset||Flag Stern Staff||Flag Stern Staff||Flag Stern Staff, Underway at Peak of Gaff, 2/3 up Leech of Mainsail, Equivalent Position along Backstay||Flag Stern Staff, Underway at Peak of After-most Gaff, 2/3 up Leech of Mainsail, Equivalent Position along Backstay|
|USPS Ensign- when NOT flown in place of U.S. Ensign||Day and Night when in the commission and under command of USPS member||Antenna or Staff Amidships - preferably to starboard||Starboard Spreader, Inboard Halyard or Port Spreader when flown with Foreign Ensign||Starboard Spreader, Inboard Halyard or Port Spreader when flown with Foreign Ensign||Foremost Starboard Spreader, Inboard Halyard or Port Spreader when flown with Foreign Ensign|