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USNSCC Signal Flags. Prepared By: Cadet J. Peterson Harlan R. Dickson Division USNSCC Manchester, New Hampshire. Flags and Pennants. Serve various Functions Identify Nations Identify Governments Identify Rank Identify Ownership Convey Messages Used as Decorations DRESS SHIP.

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Usnscc signal flags

USNSCC Signal Flags

Prepared By: Cadet J. Peterson

Harlan R. Dickson Division

USNSCC Manchester, New Hampshire


Flags and pennants
Flags and Pennants

  • Serve various Functions

    • Identify Nations

    • Identify Governments

    • Identify Rank

    • Identify Ownership

    • Convey Messages

    • Used as Decorations

      • DRESS SHIP


U s navy uses
U.S. Navy Uses

  • International Alphabet Flags

  • Numeral Pennants

  • Code/Answer Pennants

  • Numeral Flags

  • Special Flags

  • Pennants

  • Four Substitutes or Repeaters


Alphabet flags
Alphabet Flags

  • Uses the phonetic name of the letter it represents.

    • A – Alpha

    • B – Bravo

    • C – Charlie

    • D – Delta

    • Etc…


Numeral flags
Numeral Flags

  • Take the name of the numeral they represent.

    • 1 – One

    • 2 – Two

    • 3 – Three

    • 4 – Four

    • 5 – Five

    • Etc…


Numeral pennants
Numeral Pennants

  • Used only in call signals


Special flags and pennants
Special Flags and Pennants

  • Used to indicate tactical maneuvers

    • To direct changes in speed

    • To direct changes in position

    • To direct changes in formation

    • To direct changes in course

  • Indicate the identity of the unit

  • Specialized purposes


Importance of learning signal flags used in the naval service
Importance of Learning Signal Flags Used in the Naval Service

  • They are frequently seen displayed aboard Navy ships or stations

  • This form of communication is centuries old and is widely used in the Navy today

  • Your personal safety may depend on recognizing a particular signal flag


Emergency warning flags
Emergency Warning Flags Service

  • I have a diver down

  • Keep well clear at slow speed


Emergency warning flags1
Emergency Warning Flags Service

  • I am taking in dangerous materials

  • I am discharging dangerous materials

  • I am carrying dangerous materials


Emergency warning flags2
Emergency Warning Flags Service

  • This ship has medical guard duty


Emergency warning flag
Emergency Warning Flag Service

  • This ship has dental guard duty


Emergency warning flags3
Emergency Warning Flags Service

  • I am in distress


Emergency warning flags4
Emergency Warning Flags Service

  • Man Overboard


Emergency warning flags5
Emergency Warning Flags Service

  • Breakdown

  • This vessel is having engine or steering difficulty


Administrative flags
Administrative Flags Service

  • The ship has a harbor pilot on board


Administrative flag
Administrative Flag Service

  • Preparing to come alongside in port

  • Preparing to come alongside at anchor


Administrative flag1
Administrative Flag Service

  • I have a semaphore message to transmit


Administrative flag2
Administrative Flag Service

  • General Recall

    • All personnel return to the ship


Administrative flag3
Administrative Flag Service

  • Boat Recall

    • All boats return to the ship


Administrative flag4
Administrative Flag Service

  • Flown by ships having ready duty while in port

  • Flown by ships preparing to replenish while at sea


Administrative flag5
Administrative Flag Service

  • Holding flag hoist drill


Administrative flag6
Administrative Flag Service

  • This ship has visual communications duty


Administrative flag7
Administrative Flag Service

  • Indicates the absence of the flag officer whose personal flag or pennant is flying on the ship

  • Indicates the absence of the unit commander whose personal flag or pennant is flying on the ship


Administrative flag8
Administrative Flag Service

  • Indicates the absence of the chief of staff


Administrative flag9
Administrative Flag Service

  • Indicates the absence of the captain.

  • IF captain’s absence is greater than 72 hours – then this flag is used to indicate the absence of the executive officer (XO)


Administrative flag10
Administrative Flag Service

  • Admiral

  • Fleet Admiral


Administrative flag11
Administrative Flag Service

  • Vice Admiral

  • Rear Admiral


Administrative flag12
Administrative Flag Service

  • Commodore


Alphabetic flags
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • A

  • Alpha

  • B

  • Bravo


Alphabetic flags1
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • C

  • Charlie

  • D

  • Delta


Alphabetic flags2
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • E

  • Echo

  • F

  • Foxtrot


Alphabetic flags3
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • G

  • Golf

  • H

  • Hotel


Alphabetic flags4
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • I

  • India

  • J

  • Juliett


Alphabetic flags5
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • K

  • Kilo

  • L

  • Lima


Alphabetic flags6
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • M

  • Mike

  • N

  • November


Alphabetic flags7
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • O

  • Oscar

  • P

  • Papa


Alphabetic flags8
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • Q

  • Quebec

  • R

  • Romeo


Alphabetic flags9
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • S

  • Sierra

  • T

  • Tango


Alphabetic flags10
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • U

  • Uniform

  • V

  • Victor


Alphabetic flags11
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • W

  • Whiskey

  • X

  • X-Ray


Alphabetic flags12
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • Y

  • Yankee

  • Z

  • Zulu


Numeral flags1
Numeral Flags Service

  • 1

  • One

  • 2

  • Two


Numeral flags2
Numeral Flags Service

  • 3

  • Three

  • 4

  • Four


Numeral flags3
Numeral Flags Service

  • 5

  • Five

  • 6

  • Six


Numeral flags4
Numeral Flags Service

  • 7

  • Seven

  • 8

  • Eight


Alphabetic flags13
Alphabetic Flags Service

  • 9

  • Nine

  • 0

  • Zero


Numeric pennants
Numeric Pennants Service

  • P1

  • Pennant One

  • P2

  • Pennant Two


Numeric pennants1
Numeric Pennants Service

  • P3

  • Pennant Three

  • P4

  • Pennant Four


Numeric pennants2
Numeric Pennants Service

  • P5

  • Pennant Five

  • P6

  • Pennant Six


Numeric pennants3
Numeric Pennants Service

  • P7

  • Pennant Seven

  • P8

  • Pennant Eight


Numeric pennant
Numeric Pennant Service

  • P9

  • Pennant Nine

  • P0

  • Pennant Zero


Substitute pennants
Substitute Pennants Service

  • First Substitute

  • First SUB

  • 1st


Substitute pennants1
Substitute Pennants Service

  • Second Substitute

  • Second SUB

  • 2nd


Substitute pennants2
Substitute Pennants Service

  • Third Substitute

  • Third SUB

  • 3rd


Substitute pennants3
Substitute Pennants Service

  • Fourth Substitute

  • Fourth SUB

  • 4th


Pennants and flags
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Code or Answer

  • Code or ANS


Pennants and flags1
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Screen


Pennants and flags2
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Corpen


Pennants and flags3
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Designation

  • Desig

  • DESIG


Pennants and flags4
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Division

  • Div

  • DIV


Pennants and flags5
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Emergency

  • Emergency

  • EMERG


Pennants and flags6
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Formation

  • Formation

  • FORM


Pennants and flags7
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Interrogative

  • Interrogative

  • INT


Pennants and flags8
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Negative

  • Negat

  • NEGAT


Pennants and flags9
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Preparative

  • Prep

  • PREP


Pennants and flags10
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Port

  • Port

  • PORT


Pennants and flags11
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Speed

  • Speed

  • SPEED


Pennants and flags12
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Squadron

  • Squad

  • SQUAD


Pennants and flags13
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Starboard

  • Starboard

  • STBD


Pennants and flags14
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Station

  • Station

  • STATION


Pennants and flags15
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Subdivision

  • Subdiv

  • SUBDIV


Pennants and flags16
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Turn

  • Turn

  • TURN


Pennants and flags17
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Tack Line

  • Tack

  • -


Pennants and flags18
Pennants and Flags Service

  • Flotilla

  • Flot

  • FLOT


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