by Veronica Jeans July 15, 2016 1 Comment
Today these flags are used primarily to decorate ships during parade and presentation.
Before the advent of electronic communication, signal flags were used to communicate ship to ship. As well as semiphor, the flags below are the international standards for communicating ship to ship. We've included the message intended by a single flag.
|Alfa||I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed.|
|Bravo||I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo.|
|Charlie||"Yes" or "affirmative"|
|Delta||Keep Clear, maneuvering with difficulty.|
|Echo||Altering course to starboard.|
|Foxtrot||I am disabled; communicate with me.
On aircraft carriers: Flight Operations underway
|Golf||I require a pilot.|
|Hotel||I have a pilot on board.|
|India||I am directing my course to port. (International) Coming alongside. (Navy)|
|Juliet||I am on fire and have dangerous cargo; keep clear.|
|Kilo||I wish to communicate with you.|
|Lima||You should stop your vessel immediately|
|Mike||My vessel is stopped; making no way.|
|November||No or negative.|
|Papa||All personnel return to ship; proceeding to sea (Inport).|
|Quebec||Ship meets health regs; request clearance into port. (International) Boat recall; all boats return to ship. (Navy)|
|Romeo||(International) Preparing to replenish (At sea). Ready duty ship (In port). (Navy)|
|Sierra||Moving astern. (International) Conducting flag hoist drill. (Navy)|
|Tango||Keep clear; engaged in trawling. (International) Do not pass ahead of me. (Navy)|
|Uniform||You are running into danger.|
|Victor||I require assistance.|
|Whiskey||I require medical assistance.|
|Xray||Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.|
|Yankee||I am dragging anchor. (International) Ship has visual communications duty. (Navy)|
|Zulu||I require a tug.|
|1 - ONE||(International) Numeral one. (Navy)|
|2 - TWO||(International) Numeral two. (Navy)|
|3 - THREE||(International) Numeral three. (Navy)|
|4 - FOUR||(International) Numeral four. (Navy)|
|5 - FIVE||(International) Numeral five. (Navy)|
|6 - SIX||(International) Numeral six. (Navy)|
|7 - SEVEN||(International) Numeral seven. (Navy)|
|8 - EIGHT||(International) Numeral eight. (Navy)|
|9 - NINE||(International) Numeral nine. (Navy)|
|0 - ZERO||(International) Numeral zero. (Navy)|
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