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David Hepper
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    From the 1690s, support vessels employed in HM Service were entitled to wear a Red Ensign, defaced with the relevant seal of the Office concerned.
    I would suggest that for the harbour craft, then perhaps the Navy Board flag ? Red Ensign with 3 anchors
    see: : https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gb_nmm58.gif

    The Ordnance Board were responsible for guns and ammo, flag – red ensign with 3 guns and 3 cannonballs
    see: https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gb~obr1.gif

    The Victualling Board (food, beer etc) – two anchors in saltire
    see:https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gb~vicre.gif

    From 1864 the Red Ensign was changed to Blue