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SIGNAL FLAGS. HARLAN R. DICKSON Division. 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. International Alphabet Flags Numeral Pennants

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    1. SIGNAL FLAGS HARLAN R. DICKSON Division

    2. Flags and Pennants • Serve various Functions • Identify Nations • Identify Governments • Identify Rank • Identify Ownership • Convey Messages • Used as Decorations • DRESS SHIP

    3. U.S. Navy Uses • International Alphabet Flags • Numeral Pennants • Code/Answer Pennants • Numeral Flags • Special Flags • Pennants • Four Substitutes or Repeaters

    4. Alphabet Flags • Uses the phonetic name of the letter it represents. • A – Alpha • B – Bravo • C – Charlie • D – Delta • Etc…

    5. Numeral Flags • Take the name of the numeral they represent. • 1 – One • 2 – Two • 3 – Three • 4 – Four • 5 – Five • Etc…

    6. Numeral Pennants • Used only in call signals

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. Emergency Warning Flags • I have a diver down • Keep well clear at slow speed

    10. Emergency Warning Flags • I am taking in dangerous materials • I am discharging dangerous materials • I am carrying dangerous materials

    11. Emergency Warning Flags • This ship has medical guard duty

    12. Emergency Warning Flag • This ship has dental guard duty

    13. Emergency Warning Flags • I am in distress

    14. Emergency Warning Flags • Man Overboard

    15. Emergency Warning Flags • Breakdown • This vessel is having engine or steering difficulty

    16. Administrative Flags • The ship has a harbor pilot on board

    17. Administrative Flag • Preparing to come alongside in port • Preparing to come alongside at anchor

    18. Administrative Flag • I have a semaphore message to transmit

    19. Administrative Flag • General Recall • All personnel return to the ship

    20. Administrative Flag • Boat Recall • All boats return to the ship

    21. Administrative Flag • Flown by ships having ready duty while in port • Flown by ships preparing to replenish while at sea

    22. Administrative Flag • Holding flag hoist drill

    23. Administrative Flag • This ship has visual communications duty

    24. 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

    25. Administrative Flag • Indicates the absence of the chief of staff

    26. 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)

    27. Administrative Flag • Admiral • Fleet Admiral

    28. Administrative Flag • Vice Admiral • Rear Admiral

    29. Administrative Flag • Commodore

    30. Alphabetic Flags • A • Alpha • B • Bravo

    31. Alphabetic Flags • C • Charlie • D • Delta

    32. Alphabetic Flags • E • Echo • F • Foxtrot

    33. Alphabetic Flags • G • Golf • H • Hotel

    34. Alphabetic Flags • I • India • J • Juliett

    35. Alphabetic Flags • K • Kilo • L • Lima

    36. Alphabetic Flags • M • Mike • N • November

    37. Alphabetic Flags • O • Oscar • P • Papa

    38. Alphabetic Flags • Q • Quebec • R • Romeo

    39. Alphabetic Flags • S • Sierra • T • Tango

    40. Alphabetic Flags • U • Uniform • V • Victor

    41. Alphabetic Flags • W • Whiskey • X • X-Ray

    42. Alphabetic Flags • Y • Yankee • Z • Zulu

    43. Numeral Flags • 1 • One • 2 • Two

    44. Numeral Flags • 3 • Three • 4 • Four

    45. Numeral Flags • 5 • Five • 6 • Six

    46. Numeral Flags • 7 • Seven • 8 • Eight

    47. Alphabetic Flags • 9 • Nine • 0 • Zero

    48. Numeric Pennants • P1 • Pennant One • P2 • Pennant Two

    49. Numeric Pennants • P3 • Pennant Three • P4 • Pennant Four

    50. Numeric Pennants • P5 • Pennant Five • P6 • Pennant Six