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Dressing Ship with Nautical Flags

Dressing Ships Gettysburg Flag, Works If you've ever attended a regatta or other large boating event, you've probably noticed that the ships are adorned with brightly colored boat flags that are both beautiful to look at and that convey U.S. and interna- tional codes and signals. The nautical signal flags you see flying from the masts are carefully selected based on their meanings and are raised fol- lowing strict protocol. This process is called "Dressing Ship." Anatomy of a Dressed Ship Masthead Flag Jack Central Masthead After Span Dressing Line Fore Down Ensign Dressing Line Span Flag In What Order Should Boat Flags Fly? III + 0 AB 2 UJ1 KE 3 G H 6 I V 5 F L 4 D M 7 PO Third Repeater R N First Repeater ST Zero C X 9 W Q 8 Z Y Second Repeater When to Dress a Ship ...... O......... "".....** *** 00 January 1 January 20 3rd Monday in Jan 3rd Monday in Feb (Variable) April 6 2nd Sunday in May 3rd Saturday in May May 22 Last Monday in May June 14 July 4 1st Monday in Sept September 17 3rd Friday in Sept 2nd Monday in Oct October 13 New Year's Day Inauguration Day (every fourth year) Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday President's Day (Full-Dress) Easter Sunday Army Day Mothers Day Armed Forces Day National Maritime Day Memorial Day Flag Day Independence Day (Full-Dress) Labor Day Constitution Day National POW-MIA Day Columbus Day Navy Birthday (Full-Dress when ordered) Navy Day Marine Corps Birthday (Marine Corps only) Veterans Day October 27 November 10 November 11 4th Thursday in Nov December 25 Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Gettysburg Flag. Works

Dressing Ship with Nautical Flags

shared by GettysburgFlagWorks on Apr 29
During special occasions throughout the year, ships around the world are adorned with brightly colored nautical flags that convey U.S. and international codes and signals. These flags, and their preci...



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