Marine Signal Flags
|The following flags are international signals used by ships at sea.
They can be used to spell out short messages, or more commonly, used individually
or in combination they have special meanings.
Strung end to end and hung bow to stern from the rigging they are used
to dress the ship for ceremonial and festive occasions.
For another means of communicating with flags, see the semaphore flag waving system.
Weather Pennants appear either individually or as doubles. When displayed as a pair, they indicate a more severe warning.