Author Results for Hilary P. Mead

Description of Royal and Signal Colours, etc. 1702 to 1837 Part II Description of the Signal Flags

By Hilary P. Mead

Following on from Part I in Vol 37 (2), this provides descriptions of the flags. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Navies

How Did the Royal Navy get its Signal Flags?

By Hilary P. Mead

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. Read More

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