Author Results for Cdr H.P. Mead

The British Merchant Jack

By Cdr H.P. Mead

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. Read More

Filed under: Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

The Story of the Semaphore Part V Development in the Royal Navy and Other Services

By Cdr H.P. Mead

Discusses the development of the visual signalling system known in its various forms as Semaphore, ranging from hand-held flags to tower-mounted rotating arms, using differing codes and languages at sea and ashore until superseded by signal lamps, radio and electronic devices. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Navies | Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship