The British Merchant Jack

By Cdr H.P. Mead, published November 1935

Abstract

A discussion of the origins, designs and vexed history of the stemjack flag and its varied uses such as the signal for a pilot and naval descriptor.    Quoted correspondence shows the confusion which could occur before the establishment of a standard code of signals and makes it clear how rapidly Frederick Marryat’s Code was accepted.

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Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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