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The system of international maritime signal flags is a way of representing individual letters of the alphabet in signals to or from ships. It is a component of the International Code of Signals (INTERCO).

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Affirmative
   is represented by   

Or C - Charlie. With three numerals, course in degrees magnetic.
All Persons Should Report on Board As the Vessel is About to Proceed to Sea
   is represented by   

Or P - Papa. The Blue Peter.
A - Alpha
   is represented by   

Or "I have a diver down; keep clear at slow speed"
Answer
   is represented by   

B - Bravo
   is represented by   

Or "I am taking, or discharging, or carrying dangerous goods"
C - Charlie
   is represented by   

Or "Affirmative". With three numerals, course in degrees magnetic.
Course
   is represented by   

D - Delta
   is represented by   

Or "Keep clear of me; I am maneuvering with difficulty". With two, four or six numerals, the date
Designation
   is represented by   

Diver Down
   is represented by   

When stationary: "I have a diver down; keep clear at slow speed" or "I am undergoing a speed trial" or A - alpha
Division
   is represented by   

E - Echo
   is represented by   

Or "I am altering my course to starboard"
Eight
   is represented by   

Emergency
   is represented by   

F - Foxtrot
   is represented by   

Or "I am disabled; communicate with me"
Five
   is represented by   

Formation
   is represented by   

Four
   is represented by   

G - Golf
   is represented by   

Or "I require a pilot"
Group
   is represented by   

H - Hotel
   is represented by   

Or "I have a pilot on board"
I Am Altering My Course to Port
   is represented by   

Or I - India
I Am Altering My Course to Starboard
   is represented by   

Or E - Echo
I Am Disabled; Communicate With Me
   is represented by   

Or F - Foxtrot
I Am Taking On, Discharging or Carrying Dangerous Goods
   is represented by   

Or B - Bravo
I Have a Pilot on Board
   is represented by   

Or H - Hotel
I - India
   is represented by   

Or "I am altering my course to port"
I Require Assistance
   is represented by   

Not distress. Or V - Victor. With one or more numerals, the speed in kilometres per hour.
I Require Medical Assistance
   is represented by   

Or W - Whiskey
I Require a Pilot
   is represented by   

Or G - Golf
J - Juliet
   is represented by   

Or "I am leaking dangerous cargo"
Keep Clear of Me; I Am Maneuvering With Difficulty
   is represented by   

Or D - Delta or With two, four or six numerals, the date
K - Kilo
   is represented by   

Or "I wish to communicate with you"
L - Lima
   is represented by   

Or In harbor: "The ship is under Quarantine". With four numerals, the latitude.
M - Mike
   is represented by   

Or "My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water"
Man Overboard
   is represented by   

Or O - Oscar
My Engines Are Going Full Speed Astern
   is represented by   

Or S - Sierra. With one or more numerals, speed in knots.
My Vessel is 'healthy' and I Request Free Pratique
   is represented by   

Or Q - Quebec
Negative
   is represented by   

Negative
   is represented by   

Or N - November
Nine
   is represented by   

N - November
   is represented by   

Or "Negative"
One
   is represented by   

O - Oscar
   is represented by   

Or "Man overboard"
Port
   is represented by   

P - Papa
   is represented by   

Or "All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea"
Prepare
   is represented by   

Q - Quebec
   is represented by   

Or "My vessel is 'healthy' and I request free pratique"
Question
   is represented by   

R - Romeo
   is represented by   

Or "The way is off my ship". With one or more numerals, the distance in nautical miles.
Screen
   is represented by   

Seven
   is represented by   

Six
   is represented by   

Speed
   is represented by   

Squadron
   is represented by   

S - Sierra
   is represented by   

Or "I am operating astern propulsion". With one or more numerals, speed in knots.
Starboard
   is represented by   

Station
   is represented by   

Stop Carrying out Your Intentions and Watch for My Signals
   is represented by   

Or X - X-ray
Subdivision
   is represented by   

Three
   is represented by   

T - Tango
   is represented by   

Or "Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling". With four numbers, the local time.
Turn
   is represented by   

Two
   is represented by   

U - Uniform
   is represented by   

Or "You are running into danger"
V - Victor
   is represented by   

Or "I require assistance". With one or more numerals, the speed in kilometres per hour.
The Way is off My Ship
   is represented by   

Or R - Romeo. With one or more numerals, the distance in nautical miles.
W - Whiskey
   is represented by   

Or "I require medical assistance"
X - X-ray
   is represented by   

Or "Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals"
You Are Running Into Danger
   is represented by   

Or U - Uniform
Y - Yankee
   is represented by   

Or "I am dragging my anchor"
Zero
   is represented by   

Z - Zulu
   is represented by   

Or "I require a tug". With one or more numerals, the time (UTC).


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