Signal Flags

Along with the definitions below, each flag stands for the letter of the alphabet with which it starts so you could actually spell out a message if you had to.

JAG; Rear Admiral AJ Chegwidden; Major General Gordon Cresswell

JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Alpha Alpha: I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Bravo Bravo: I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Charlie Charlie: Yes or affirmative.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Delta Delta: I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Echo Echo: I am directing my course to starboard.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Foxtrot Foxtrot: I am disabled; communicate with me. OR On aircraft carriers: Flight Operations underway.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Golf Golf: I require a pilot.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Hotel Hotel: I have a pilot on board.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: India India: Coming alongside. I am directing my course to port.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Juliet Juliet: I am on fire and have dangerous cargo; keep clear.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Kilo Kilo: I wish to communicate with you.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Lima Lima: You should stop your vessel immediately.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Mike Mike: My vessel is stopped; making no way.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: November November: No or negative.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Oscar Oscar: Man overboard.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: papa Papa: All personnel return to ship; proceeding to sea (while in port).
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Quebec Quebec: Boat recall; all boats return to ship. Ship meets health regs; request clearance into port.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Romeo Romeo: Preparing to replenish (while at sea); Ready duty ship (while in port).
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Sierra Sierra: Conducting flag hoist drill. Moving astern.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Tango Tango: Do not pass ahead of me. Keep clear; engaged in trawling.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Uniform Uniform: You are running into danger.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Victor Victor: I require assistance.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Whiskey Whiskey: I require medical assistance.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Xray X-Ray: Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Yankee Yankee: Ship has visual communications duty. I am dragging anchor.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: Zulu ZULU: I require a tug.
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #1 One (1)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #2 Two (2)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #3 Three (3)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #4 Four (4)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #5 Five (5)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #6 Six (6)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #7 Seven (7)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #8 Eight (8)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #9 Nine (9)
JAG Archive: Signal Flag: #0 Zero (0)