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31 terms

Navy Signal Flags

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Alpha
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.
On aircraft carriers: Flight Operations underway
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./Ship meets health regs; request clearance into port.
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 assistaqnce.
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.
First Substitute
Absence of flag officer or unit commander (Inport).
Second Substitute
Absence of chief of staff (Inport).
Third Substitute
Absence of commanding officer (Inport).
Fourth Substitute
Absence of civil or military official whose flag is flying on this ship.