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Sindbad School of Sailing

Go Sailing! Sail With Sindbad & Learn A Skill For Life! Devoted to Teaching Safe Cruising Skills & Competent Seamanship

Flags

NAUTICAL FLAGS & PENNANTS

For almost 2 centuries the International Maritime Signal Flag System has been used by mariners to send messages between two ships or ship and shore and are still in use today. Strung end to end and hung bow to stern from the rigging they are primarily used to dress vessels for ceremonials and other festive occasions. Also referred to as signaling flags, they are a set of flags of different colors, shapes and markings which used singly or in combination have different meanings. Signal flags consist of a set of 26 different square flags each representing a particular letter of the alphabet plus 10 pendants representing the numbers 0 to 9. With these 36 nautical signal flags, any message can be spelled out for all to see. In addition there is one answering pennant and three substituters or repeaters.

Nautical Flags - Alphabet & Numbers & Meanings with Morse Code

Nautical Flags - Weather Warning Flag Signals

Nautical Flags - 2 Flag Signals

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Nautical Flags - Alphabet & Numbers


A

Flag

Name

 Alpha

AL-fah

B

Bravo

BRAH-voh

C

Charlie

CHAR-lee

D

Delta

DELL-tah

E

Echo

ECK-oh

F

Foxtrot

FOKS-trot

G

 Golf

H

Hotel

hoh-TELL

I

India

IN-dee-ah

J

Juliette

JEW-lee-ett

K

 Kilo

KEY-loh

L

Lima

LEE-mah

M

Mike

N

November

no-VEM-bur

O

Oscar

OSS-kur

P

Papa

pah-PAH

Q

Quebec

kay-BECK

R

Romeo

ROH-me-oh

S

Sierra

see-AIR-ah

T

Tango

TANG-go

U

 Uniform

YOU-nee-form

V

Victor

VIK-tor

W

Whiskey

WISS-kee

X

X Ray

ECKS-ray

Y

Yankee

YANK-kee

Z

Zulu

Z00-loo

International Nautical Meaning

 Diver Down Keep Well Clear at Slow Speed

 Morse

 .-

 I Am Taking In, Discharging or Carrying Dangerous Cargo

-...

 "Yes" or "Affirmative"

-.-.

 "Yes" or "Affirmative"

-..

 I am Altering Course To Starboard

.

I am Disabled; Communicate With Me

Aircraft Carriers - Flight Operations Are Underway

..-.

 I Require A Pilot

--.

I Have A Pilot On Board

....

Altering Course To Port

Coming Along Side (Navy)

 ..

I Am On Fire Have Dangerous Cargo Keep Clear

.---

 I Desire To Communicate With You

-.-

 Stop Instantly

.-..

My Vessel Is Stopped; Making No Way

--

 "No" or "Negative"

-.

Man Overboard

---

About To Sail

.--.

Ship Meets Health Regs Request Clearance Into Port

Boat Recall; All boats Return to Ship (Navy)

--.-


.-.

Engines Going Astern

Conducting Flag Hoist Drill (Navy)

...

Keep Clear; Engaged in Trawling

Do Not Pass Ahead of Me (Navy)

-

 You Are Running Into Danger

..-

 I Require Assistance

...-

 I Require Medical Assistance

.--

 Stop Carrying Out Your Intentions & Watch For My Signals

-..-

I am Dragging Anchor

Ship Has Visual Communications Duty (Navy)

-.--

 I Require A Tug

--..

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