This post shows a little bit of everything as far as nautical decor on ships of old. gpcox- pacificparatrooper had a great idea and got me thinking what ships would look like back then. He has a wonderful blog that is worth checking out!
Here is a pic of a 18th century ship!
Below is a 19th century ship.
photo credit- mlive.com – scooner
Next is the Captain’s Quarters. Notice the quills that they used for writing back then!
Next is a Captain’s desk.Mahogany ship’s Captain’s pedestal desk
Love this lantern that they used.
Lastly love the signal flags in the picture below. Dressed as a 19th century sailor on the deck of a wooden sailing ship- Punch
photo credit- punch.photoshelter.com
Here is a link with a little bit about Frequently Asked Questions from the Navy site.
Phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Spoken words from an approved list are substituted for letters. For example, the word “Navy” would be “November Alfa Victor Yankee” when spelled in the phonetic alphabet. This practice helps to prevent confusion between similar sounding letters, such as “m” and “n”, and to clarify communications that may be garbled during transmission.
An early version of the phonetic alphabet appears in the 1913 edition of The Bluejackets’ Manual. Found in the Signals section, it was paired with the Alphabetical Code Flags defined in the International Code. Both the meanings of the flags (the letter which they represent) and their names (which make up the phonetic alphabet) were selected by international agreement. Later editions included the Morse code signal as well.
Hope you enjoyed the post!