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International Code of Signals (Miscellaneous)

Maritime Signal Flags

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Retired ICS Signal Flags

These signal flags are from a flag plate of house flags. They are all 1:2 versions of the ICS flags, except the C-G range, that is composed of triangular flags (also in proportions 1:2, with the following characteristics:

[retired C flag] by Jorge Candeias

C - White with a red disc shifted to the hoist.

[retired D flag] by Jorge Candeias

D - Blue with a white disc shifted to the hoist.

[retired E flag] by Jorge Candeias

E - A red-white-blue vertical tricolour.

[retired F flag] by Jorge Candeias

F - Red with a white cross throughout shifted to the hoist.

[retired G flag] by Jorge Candeias

G - A yellow-blue vertical bicolour, with the dividing line shifted to hoist.
Jorge Candeias, 15 January 2005


They are shown here, on a page from the German 1902 Brockhaus encyclopedia (pdf file):

These were still around in 1922, see

"Standard Seamanship for the Merchant Service, Riesenberg, Felix, C.E.D., Van Nostrand Company, 1922, "International Code Flags" p559. Changes include "F" and "L"."
Jan Mertens, 16 January 2005

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