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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

  • I have a diver down

  • Keep well clear at slow speed


Emergency warning flags1

Emergency Warning Flags

  • I am taking in dangerous materials

  • I am discharging dangerous materials

  • I am carrying dangerous materials


Emergency warning flags2

Emergency Warning Flags

  • This ship has medical guard duty


Emergency warning flag

Emergency Warning Flag

  • This ship has dental guard duty


Emergency warning flags3

Emergency Warning Flags

  • I am in distress


Emergency warning flags4

Emergency Warning Flags

  • Man Overboard


Emergency warning flags5

Emergency Warning Flags

  • Breakdown

  • This vessel is having engine or steering difficulty


Administrative flags

Administrative Flags

  • The ship has a harbor pilot on board


Administrative flag

Administrative Flag

  • Preparing to come alongside in port

  • Preparing to come alongside at anchor


Administrative flag1

Administrative Flag

  • I have a semaphore message to transmit


Administrative flag2

Administrative Flag

  • General Recall

    • All personnel return to the ship


Administrative flag3

Administrative Flag

  • Boat Recall

    • All boats return to the ship


Administrative flag4

Administrative Flag

  • Flown by ships having ready duty while in port

  • Flown by ships preparing to replenish while at sea


Administrative flag5

Administrative Flag

  • Holding flag hoist drill


Administrative flag6

Administrative Flag

  • This ship has visual communications duty


Administrative flag7

Administrative Flag

  • 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

  • Indicates the absence of the chief of staff


Administrative flag9

Administrative Flag

  • 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

  • Admiral

  • Fleet Admiral


Administrative flag11

Administrative Flag

  • Vice Admiral

  • Rear Admiral


Administrative flag12

Administrative Flag

  • Commodore


Alphabetic flags

Alphabetic Flags

  • A

  • Alpha

  • B

  • Bravo


Alphabetic flags1

Alphabetic Flags

  • C

  • Charlie

  • D

  • Delta


Alphabetic flags2

Alphabetic Flags

  • E

  • Echo

  • F

  • Foxtrot


Alphabetic flags3

Alphabetic Flags

  • G

  • Golf

  • H

  • Hotel


Alphabetic flags4

Alphabetic Flags

  • I

  • India

  • J

  • Juliett


Alphabetic flags5

Alphabetic Flags

  • K

  • Kilo

  • L

  • Lima


Alphabetic flags6

Alphabetic Flags

  • M

  • Mike

  • N

  • November


Alphabetic flags7

Alphabetic Flags

  • O

  • Oscar

  • P

  • Papa


Alphabetic flags8

Alphabetic Flags

  • Q

  • Quebec

  • R

  • Romeo


Alphabetic flags9

Alphabetic Flags

  • S

  • Sierra

  • T

  • Tango


Alphabetic flags10

Alphabetic Flags

  • U

  • Uniform

  • V

  • Victor


Alphabetic flags11

Alphabetic Flags

  • W

  • Whiskey

  • X

  • X-Ray


Alphabetic flags12

Alphabetic Flags

  • Y

  • Yankee

  • Z

  • Zulu


Numeral flags1

Numeral Flags

  • 1

  • One

  • 2

  • Two


Numeral flags2

Numeral Flags

  • 3

  • Three

  • 4

  • Four


Numeral flags3

Numeral Flags

  • 5

  • Five

  • 6

  • Six


Numeral flags4

Numeral Flags

  • 7

  • Seven

  • 8

  • Eight


Alphabetic flags13

Alphabetic Flags

  • 9

  • Nine

  • 0

  • Zero


Numeric pennants

Numeric Pennants

  • P1

  • Pennant One

  • P2

  • Pennant Two


Numeric pennants1

Numeric Pennants

  • P3

  • Pennant Three

  • P4

  • Pennant Four


Numeric pennants2

Numeric Pennants

  • P5

  • Pennant Five

  • P6

  • Pennant Six


Numeric pennants3

Numeric Pennants

  • P7

  • Pennant Seven

  • P8

  • Pennant Eight


Numeric pennant

Numeric Pennant

  • P9

  • Pennant Nine

  • P0

  • Pennant Zero


Substitute pennants

Substitute Pennants

  • First Substitute

  • First SUB

  • 1st


Substitute pennants1

Substitute Pennants

  • Second Substitute

  • Second SUB

  • 2nd


Substitute pennants2

Substitute Pennants

  • Third Substitute

  • Third SUB

  • 3rd


Substitute pennants3

Substitute Pennants

  • Fourth Substitute

  • Fourth SUB

  • 4th


Pennants and flags

Pennants and Flags

  • Code or Answer

  • Code or ANS


Pennants and flags1

Pennants and Flags

  • Screen


Pennants and flags2

Pennants and Flags

  • Corpen


Pennants and flags3

Pennants and Flags

  • Designation

  • Desig

  • DESIG


Pennants and flags4

Pennants and Flags

  • Division

  • Div

  • DIV


Pennants and flags5

Pennants and Flags

  • Emergency

  • Emergency

  • EMERG


Pennants and flags6

Pennants and Flags

  • Formation

  • Formation

  • FORM


Pennants and flags7

Pennants and Flags

  • Interrogative

  • Interrogative

  • INT


Pennants and flags8

Pennants and Flags

  • Negative

  • Negat

  • NEGAT


Pennants and flags9

Pennants and Flags

  • Preparative

  • Prep

  • PREP


Pennants and flags10

Pennants and Flags

  • Port

  • Port

  • PORT


Pennants and flags11

Pennants and Flags

  • Speed

  • Speed

  • SPEED


Pennants and flags12

Pennants and Flags

  • Squadron

  • Squad

  • SQUAD


Pennants and flags13

Pennants and Flags

  • Starboard

  • Starboard

  • STBD


Pennants and flags14

Pennants and Flags

  • Station

  • Station

  • STATION


Pennants and flags15

Pennants and Flags

  • Subdivision

  • Subdiv

  • SUBDIV


Pennants and flags16

Pennants and Flags

  • Turn

  • Turn

  • TURN


Pennants and flags17

Pennants and Flags

  • Tack Line

  • Tack

  • -


Pennants and flags18

Pennants and Flags

  • Flotilla

  • Flot

  • FLOT


  • Login