WorldEnsigns — an app for the iPad

WorldEnsigns is a visual encyclopedia of naval ensigns. The navigation in WorldEnsigns is intuitive and language independent. Thanks to the numerous index functions of WorldEnsigns you can easily find flags of ships and their respective countries. WorldEnsigns includes 260 interactive pages for 242 countries or regions and and includes a total of 1005 flags.

In WorldEnsigns features ensigns of all countries and regions that the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has assigned a MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) to.

No matter whether you will encounter a ship whose ensign you don't know or whether you see the MMSI or the call sign of a ship with the AIS function of a ship's chart plotter: WorldEnsigns can quickly show you the ship's country of origin as well as further information about the countries geographic location, timezones and official languages. In addition to the different flags used in this country you will get information about the geographic location of the country, it's timezones and the official languages.

WorldEnsigns is the ideal compact and mobile reference book for all sailors, motorboaters, people on cruise lines, ship spotters, navigators and everyone with itchy feet: the perfect maritime lifestyle tool.

WorldEnsigns offers the following features

search functions:
• alphabetical search by name of the country
• search with known MMSI
• search with known call sign
• visual search using geometrical attributes and colors

available information for each ensign:
• IOC code of the country
• international name of the country
• capital
• visual location and coordinates of the capital (connected to Google Maps)
• timezone(s)
• official languages
• groups of MMSI
• groups of call signs

types of flags:
• naval ensigns (including variants for yachts)
• authority flags
• navy flags
• national flags
• optional regional courtesy flags


This sheet shows how you can navigate through WorldEnsigns.


This sheet shows the different ways how you can search in WorldEnsigns.


The start screen

Der Startscreen


Alphabetical search by name of the country


Visual search using geometrical attributes and colors


Search with known MID/MMSI


A naval ensign


A national flag


With just one tap on the map, the country and its capital are shown in Google Maps


A country with regional courtesy flags


A screen showing the regional courtesy flags


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WorldEnsigns is available on the Apple App Store for iPad.


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