|INTERNATIONAL SIGNALS- deck-officer.com
The following is the international code of signals flags and single letter meanings
|General information on signaling by flag
Group - one or more flags together
Hoist - one or more groups together
close up - flags at the top of the mast
at the DIP - flags half way up the mast
|The Standard set of signaling flags is made up of 40
flags the 26 letters 10 numbers and 3 substitutes and the
When a warship is signaling it will use the code pennant to indicate that it is an international code group and not a military signal.
These are so that you can use the same letter more than once in any signal.
First Substitute repeats the uppermost flag - v v is signalled V 1st sub
Second substitute repeats the second down V A A is signalled V A 2nd sub
Third the third down - VABB - is signalled VA B 3rd sub
example of all 3 in use is the name HANNAH
H A N 3rdsub 2ndsub 1stsub