Navy Flags and Pennants
Terms in this set (...)
Alfa - I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed
Bravo - I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo
Charlie - "Yes" or "Affirmative"
Delta - I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear
Echo - I am directing my course to starboard
Foxtrot - I am disabled; communicate with me
Golf - I require a pilot
Hotel - I have a pilot on board
India - Coming alongside; I am directing my course to port
Juliet - I am on fire and have dangerous cargo; keep clear
Kilo - I wish to communicate with you
Lima - You should stop your vessel immediately
Mike - My vessel is stopped; making no way
November - "No" or "Negative"
Oscar - Man overboard
Papa - All personnel return to ship; proceeding to sea (Inport)
Quebec - Boat recall; all boats return to ship
Romeo - Preparing to replenish (at sea); ready duty ship (Inport)
Sierra - Conducting flag hoist drill; moving astern
Tango - Do not pass ahead of me; keep clear - engaged in trawling
Uniform - You are running into danger
Victor - I require assistance
Whiskey - I require medical assistance
Xray - Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals
Yankee - Ship has visual communications duty; I am dragging anchor
Zulu - I require a tug
Code/Answer - Flag that follows is from the International Code of Signals; Message is understood. Also, numeric decimal point.
First Sub - Absence of flag officer or unit commander (Inport).
Second Sub - Absence of chief of staff (Inport).
Third Sub - Absence of commanding officer (Inport).
Fourth Sub - Absence of civil or military official whose flag is flying on this ship.
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Numerical zero (pennant)
U.S. Navy Signal Flags
Surface Warefare NAVIGATION
11 General Orders of a Sentry (Navy Version)
NSTM CHAP 583 Boats and small craft