Clovis69: Radar pickets would stand off from a fleet/task force and provide early warning. Their role has been replaced by helicopter and plane based AWACS
At Okinawa the US and RN used 101 destroyer radar pickets and 10 were sunk and 32 damaged
anhartsunny: Had to look up the flag.
>”the White Ensign was one of three ensigns in use, with each one being assigned to one of the three squadrons of the navy, according to its colour (red, white and blue, with red being the most senior and blue the least). Ships flew the colour of ensign corresponding to the squadron to which they were attached, which was in turn determined by the seniority of the admiral under whose command the ship sailed (a rear admiral of the red was senior to a rear admiral of the white”