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(Pl. I.) 192. When at anchor the Union jack shall be flown from the jack staff from morning colors to evening

colors. 193. The jack hoisted at the fore is a signal for a pilot. A gun may be fired to call attention to it.

194. The jack hoisted at the mizzen or at the yardarm denotes that a general court-martial or court of inquiry is in session. It is to be hoisted (and, if in port, a gun fired) when the court meets and to be hauled down when the court adjourns.

195. When a diplomatic official of the United States of and above the rank of chargé d'affaires pays an official visit afloat in a boat of the Navy, the Union jack of a suitable size shall be carried on a staff in the bow.

196. When the naval governor of Guam or Tutuila is embarked in à boat, within the limits of his Government, for the purpose of pay; ing visits of ceremony in his official capacity as governor, a Union jack of suitable size shall be carried on a staff in the bow of the boat.

PERSONAL FLAGS.

191. A personal flag is a distinctive mark of a ship of the Navy in commission and at the same time a distinctive mark of command. It is also displayed as an honor to, and to indicate when an official entitled to a personal flag is embarked on board by due authority provided that not more than one personal flag shall be displayed from a ship at the same instant, and the flag displayed shall be that of the senior on board. Should two or more officials visit the ship at the same time, the flag of the senior only shall be displayed.

198. The distinctive mark of the senior on board shall be displayed day and night. . It shall be carried at the main, except the flag of a rear admiral, which shall be carried at the aftermast, and the pennant of the senior officer present, which shall be carried at the starboard after yardarm.

199. In two-masted ships all such flags and pennants shall be displayed from the main, in single-masted ships from the truck, and in mastless ships from the loftiest and most conspicuous hoist.

200. No flags or pennants other than those prescribed in the Regulations or the Signal Book shall be displayed on board any ship. of the Navy as a personal honor to any person or for the purpose of indicating the presence of such person on board, and all flags or pennants thus displayed shall conform strictly to the patterns laid down.

201. No personal flag of any official shall be displayed at the same masthead with any national ensign. Whenever such double display is required under or during a visit aboard of any foreign official,

these the personal flag or pennant shall be displayed at the fore while the national ensign is hoisted at the main. In dressing ship, the personal casing, and no national ensign shall then be flown from that masthead. This in honor of our country by shifting the personal flag or personal pennant forward and displaying our own ensign at the main.

(6) During gun salutes a personal flag or personal pennant at the masthead where a national flag is shown shall be lowered until clear of the national flag during the salute. mark of command a ship where, for want of masts, the distinctive

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(P1.I.), 203. The President's flag shall be displayed at the main at the moment the President reaches the deck and kept flying as long as he is on board. On his departure it shall be hauled down with the last

gun of the salute, 204. It shall be displayed in the bow of any boat in which he may be embarked, except when otherwise requested by him...

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(Pl. I.) 207. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy's flag shall be displayed at the main when the Assistant Secretary reaches the deck and left

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CONSULAR FLAG.

flying during the time the Assistant Secretary is on board. Upon his departure it shall be hauled down with the last gun of the salute.

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(Pl. I.) 209. When a consular representative of the United States pays an official visit afloat in a boat of the Navy, the consular flag shall be displayed on a staff in the bow.

FLAG OFFICERS' FLAGS. Il com licu Toront

(Pl. I.) 7/210. The personal flag of a flag officer is to be hoisted when he assumes command. On relinquishing command, the flag is hauled down with the last gun of the salute. It is hoisted on board a ship of his command when a flag officer goes aboard to make an official inspection, provided it be hauled down on his flagship. At no time shall his flag be displayed from more than one ship. i

211. It is hoisted while the ship has on board the president of the Board of Inspection and Survey, provided the president of the board be a flag officer.

212. When two or more flag officers of the same grade meet, the blue flag shall be flown by the senior only, the red by all others.

213. When in a port of the United States, on the occasion of the absence of a flag officer from his command afloat for a period exceeding 24 hours, his flag shall be hauled down, and the command shall devolve upon the line officer next in rank present in the feet, squadron, or division, subject to any directions from the flag officer. Il in a foreign port, the same officer shall succeed to the command, and the flag shall be displayed from the ship in which the temporary commander is embarked, but without firing a salute.

214. Any flag or other officer in command afloat or at a naval station, and any chief of staff when acting in behalf of his flag officer, shall, upon. official occasions and visits, carry on a staff at the bow of the boat in which he is embarked a flag or broad or narrow pennant, according to his

rank. Unless the personal flag or pennant is so displayed, the officer is to be considered as being embarked in an unofficial capacity, When a flag officer is about to leave his flagship officially during the day, a red pennant (speed pennant) shall be hauled down when he shoves off. The absence of a flag officer from his flagship during the

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day shall be indicated by flying the alphabet pennant "E" at the starboard main yardarm during his absence. The

215. No personal flag or pennant of any officer of the Navy shall be halfmasted when displayed either from ships or boats, except upon the decease of the officer.

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BROAD COMMAND PENNANT.'

(Pl. I.) 216. The broad command pennant is a distinctive mark of a ship of the Navy and shall be displayed as follows:

(a) At the aftertruck of ships and in the bow of small boats in which is embarked a regularly assigned commander of a force, squadron, flotilla, or battleship division, when such officer is below flag rank When so used it replaces the commission pennant.us

(b) At anchor at the starboard afteryard when a commanding officer temporarily succeeds to the command of a force, squadron, flotilla, or battleship <division during the absence of the regularly assigned commander. In this case the commission pennant is flown at the truck and in the bow of boats in the usual mannera u 18 | 217. On getting under way any broad command pennant which may be displayed at the yardarm shall be shifted to the aftertruck to avoid interfering with signals. BM 10 OVI 90W SIS eritto Ils von

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218. The burgee command pennant is a distinctive mark of a ship of the Navy, and shall be displayed as follows:

(a) At the aftertruck of ships and in the bow of small boats in which is embarked a regularly assigned division commander (except commanders of battleship divisions). When so used it replaces the commission pennant.

(6) At anchor at the starboard after yardarm when a commanding officer temporarily succeeds to the command of a division (except battleship divisions) during the absence of the regularly assigned commander. In this case the commission pennant is flown at the truck and in the bow of boats in the usual manner.

219. On getting under way any burgee command pennant which may be displayed at the yardarm shall be shifted to the aftertruck to avoid interfering with signals.

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SENIOR OFFICER'S PENNANT.

(Pl.I.) 220. When two or more ships of the Navy are together, with no distinctive flag of a flag officer or division commander flying, the senior officer's pennant shall be displayed at the starboard after yardarm of the senior ship, in addition to the narrow pennant at the main.

221. An officer in command of a naval station shall fly his flag or broad pennant or senior officer's pennant on the receiving ship, if there be one; and if not, at some conspicuous, and suitable place within the limits of his command, without regard to any flags or pennants of officers in command afloat.

222. When cruising ships attached to a regularly organized fleet are lying at a naval station, the senior officer

of such sħips shall fly the senior officer's flag or pennant without reference to the flag or pennant of the commanding officer of the shore station, except that a division commander shall not replace his flag or pennant by the pengant of the senior officer present. The senior officer present pennant, when thus hoisted, indicates the senior officer of the feet present,

and shall not relieve the commandant of his duties as senior officer present for vessels not attached to such fleet. If vessels attached to two or more regularly organized fleets or squadrons are lying at the same naval station, the senior officer of them all only shåll hoist the pennant of the senior officer present, but the senior officer present in each fleet or squadron shall perform the duties of that office for all vessels of the fleet or squadron to which he is attached.

COMMISSION PENNANT.

(Pl. I.) 223. The commission pennant is a distinctive mark of a ship of the Navy in commission, and is flown from the main, except when the personal flag is displayed, in which case the personal flag displaces the commission pennant. In mastless ships it is displayed from the loftiest and most conspicuous point of hoist.

224. It is displayed from the bow of a boat when a commanding officer, not entitled to a personal flag, is embarked on occasions of official visits.

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