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Title Reeds maritime flag handbook : based on Reed's maritime flags by Sir Peter Johnson / edited by Miranda Delmar-Morgan
Published London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2006


Description 1 online resource (vi, 138 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Author's Note; Acknowledgements; What is a flag?; How a flag is made; Shapes; Parts of a flag; Proportions; Sizes; Securing; Types of flag; Ensigns; Jacks; Burgees; Other flags; Defence and official flags; Code flags; International Code of Signals; Yacht only signal flags; Naval codes; Flags used for signalling distress; Racing code flags; Flag etiquette; Flying the minimum; Flags and the law; Hoisting times; Lowering; Approaching a foreign harbour; Positions of ensigns; Positions of other flags; Salutes; Mourning; Dressing ship; Getting it right
International yacht club burgeesNational maritime flags; Glossary of Terms; Appendix 1: Yacht clubs using a special ensign; Appendix 2: Selected two-code signals; Appendix 3: Useful flag websites; Appendix 4: Overseas territories, departments, crown dependencies, or special adminstrative regions; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure. This handy pocket-sized guide is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes: national maritime flags; special ensigns; yacht club burgees; signal flags; and flag etiquette and usage. Anyone who has ever put to sea wondering about the different types of flag, how they are made up and the dos and don'ts as well as traditions and myths of flying flags should find this a fascinating and useful handbook
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes web resources
Notes Print version record
Subject Flags.
REFERENCE -- Genealogy & Heraldry.
Form Electronic book
Author Delmar-Morgan, Miranda
Johnson, Peter, 1930-2003. Reed's maritime flags
ISBN 9781408107713
Other Titles Maritime flag handbook