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Maritime Flags

January 24th, 2017 by Piper Smith

Maritime flags were designed for ship communication way before there was morse code or radio.

There is a flag for each letter of the alphabet, numbers 0-9, and even substitutes and pennants. There is a US Navy meaning and also an international meaning.

Here is the US Navy Maritime alphabet.