Entire Signal Flag Alphabet and Meanings of Each Letter

I am always showing various pictures of our fabric signal flags which are based on the US Navy. I thought I would include a picture that includes the Letter-Name-Meaning of each one. The US Navy site has a full picture

signal flag alphabet,meanings, navy

signal flag alphabet,meanings, navy

signal flag alphabet,meanings, navy

IB Designs, USA

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16 thoughts on “Entire Signal Flag Alphabet and Meanings of Each Letter

  1. I knew it was small but thought it was my eyes. I just edited and put new pics in that should work better. If you get a minute let me know if it’s better. Thanks!

  2. Elfie Morgan says:

    Very interesting to see the meanings behind each flag. I think a lot of drivers on the roads these days, should have the D flag on their back window! LOL

  3. J. G. says:

    Very interesting. My reader seems to be acting up and as a result I hadn’t realized you had so many new posts. :(

  4. The web site of the Peabody Essex Museum contains a page which illustrates several flag code systems, including some not shown here. One of those, Watson’s Holyhead to Liverpool Numeric Flags, interestingly enough, includes the same square Union Jack with a white border that appears in the British Navy code, and the British Navy code also uses the Preparatory flag from Popham’s code, as well as most of the same flags as the International Code of Signals, but assigned to different letters. One wonders if naval vessels keep around signal flags from multiple historical systems, leading to an avoidance of making up new flags from scratch.

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