How Did the Royal Navy get its Signal Flags?

By Hilary P. Mead, published February 1947

Abstract

The article describes the difficulties inherent in devising a self-evident scheme of signal flags.       It goes on to explain the evolution of signal flags, making the point that the most succesful flags were simple in design and suitable optically. The Marryat Code of Signals for the Merchant Service was part of the proliferation of codes.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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