Naval/Maritime Signal Flag Codes


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This thread is for Naval/Maritime Signal Flag Reference only. Only credible, verifiable links, or lists of important Naval/Maritime Signal Flag Reference Data should be posted here and discussed.

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So, here is the critical information. These are links to PDF files for each chapter of the:

Manual for International Maritime Signal Codes:

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To come up with, or decipher flag codes, use the following International Signal Flag Code chart:


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Most manuevering codes can be found in Chapter 2 of the manual.
 
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Alfa AL-fah I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed.
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Bravo BRAH-voh I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo.
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Charlie CHAR-lee "Yes" or "affirmative".
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Delta DELL-tah I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear.
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Echo ECK-oh I am directing my course to starboard.
 

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Foxtrot FOKS-trot I am disabled; communicate with me.
On aircraft carriers: Flight Operations underway
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Golf GOLF I require a pilot.
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Hotel hoh-TELL I have a pilot on board.
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India IN-dee-ah Coming alongside. I am directing my course to port.
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Juliet JEW-lee-ett I am on fire and have dangerous cargo; keep clear.
 

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Kilo KEY-loh I wish to communicate with you.
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Lima LEE-mah You should stop your vessel immediately.
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Mike MIKE My vessel is stopped; making no way.
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November no-VEM-bur No or negative.
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Oscar OSS-kur Man overboard.
 

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Papa pah-PAH All personnel return to ship; proceeding to sea (Inport).
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Quebec kay-BECK Boat recall; all boats return to ship. Ship meets health regs; request clearance into port.
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Romeo ROH-me-oh Preparing to replenish (At sea). Ready duty ship (Inport). None.
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Sierra see-AIR-ah Conducting flag hoist drill. Moving astern.
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Tango TANG-go Do not pass ahead of me. Keep clear; engaged in trawling.
 

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Uniform YOU-nee-form You are running into danger.
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Victor VIK-tah I require assistance.
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Whiskey WISS-kee I require medical assistance.
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Xray ECKS-ray Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.
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Yankee YANG-kee Ship has visual communications duty. I am dragging anchor.
 

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Zulu ZOO-loo I require a tug.
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Code/Answer Code or Answer Flag that follows is from the International Code of Signals. Message is understood. Also, numeric decimal point.
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First substitute First sub Absence of flag officer or unit commander (Inport). Substitute for the first flag in this hoist.
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Second substitute Second sub Absence of chief of staff (Inport). Substitute for the second flag in this hoist.
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Third substitute Third sub Absence of commanding officer (Inport). Substitute for the third flag in this hoist.
 

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Fourth substitute Fourth sub Absence of civil or military official whose flag is flying on this ship. Substitute for the fourth flag in this hoist.
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One WUN Numeral one. None.
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Two TOO Numeral two. None.
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Three TREE Numeral three. None.
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Four FOW-er Numeral four. None.
 

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Five FIFE Numeral five. None.
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Six SICKS Numeral six. None.
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Seven SEV-en Numeral seven. None.
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Eight AIT Numeral eight. None.
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Nine NIN-er Numeral nine. None.
 

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