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used between United States men-of-war only. However, each United States man-of-war is equipped with, and prepared to signal by, the International Code of Signals.

(3) Every seagoing ship should have a copy of the International Code of Signals and every seagoing man should be familiar with its use. Signals of distress and life-saving signals, especially should be memorized as, in an emergency, it is frequently impossible to refer to the book.

(4) The International Code of Signals provides for the transmission of signals by the following methods:

Flag hoist
Flashing Light-Flag Waving-Semaphore.
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Shape. (5) Hospital ships use the International Code of Signals in making flag signals. The use of night and day wigwag, semaphore, and flashing light is authorized and the signal force should be proficient therein.

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248. “Affirmative”(.-) Written

Affirm." Affirmative

(1) Replying to a signal indicates assent, consent, permission granted, or “Yes."

(2) Over a signal indicates that the specific work called for by that signal has been completed:

(3) Over four numerals (time of origin), or over four numerals (ofice reference number and date group), and accompanied by a second hoist of four numerals (time of origin) means “Your dispatch, referenced

received.'' (4) Under four numerals (time of origin), or under four numerals (office reference number and date group) and accompanied by a second hoist of four numerals (time of origin) means "Referring to your dispatch, referenced Yes? or permission granted."

(5) Hoisted by a ship, getting under way in obedience to signal it means “Hove short” when at the dip, and “Under way” when at the foretruck. When hauled down it means “Ready to take position in formation." Not hoisted when “Hove short' in obedience to signal to “Heave short." Not used for this purpose at night unless so ordered.

(6) Hoisted by a ship when mooring means “Mooring shackle on and chain secured."

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Boy truck when handling ammunition, fuel smogod of qila oil, or gasoline in large quantities; also

displayed in the bows of all boats and Blighters transporting same.

ob got (2) Hoisted at yardarm of firing and towing ships during target practice and by ships while standardizing propellers.

(3) Hoisted at the fore during full-power runs; half-masted during endurance and smoke-prevention runs.

(4) Hoisted at the yardarm at the dip it indicates that the ship is off the range or not ready for firing,

Class call for "Battleships,' but is not used alone as a call.

Hoisted at the fore or other conspicuous point of hoist-by ships engaged in mine laying or mine sweeping.

NOTE.-At night a red light shall be displayed at the fore truck when handling ammunition, fuel oil, or gasoline in large quantities.

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(2) At anchor, at starboard main viena 90 yard-arm, "Admiral, -unit, flotilla,

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(3) Hoisted at the foretruck under way it indicates the guide of a squadron or division.. Lowered at the dip it indicates the guide is temporarily out of position or, in case of certain cruising formations, that the guide is maneuvering to lose distance.

(4) Under a ship's call directs that ship to become guide of its unit. Answered by hoisting E at foretruck.

(5) Under negative under a ship's call directs that ship to cease being unit guide. - Answered by hauling down E.

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(1) Call for aircraft.

Under emergency pennant means Help need immediate assistance'

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256. Interrogatory” (..-.-)

written “Int.' Interrogatory

NOTE.-The dot and dash equivalent of the international flag “I” when used as a signal flag meaning “Interrogatory" must not be confused with the Morse equivalent of “I”.(..) when

used as a letter. (1) Over a signal it places the signal in the interrogatory form.

(2) Alone, replying to a signal, it means "Signal can not be read or is not understood."

(3) Under a call by a senior it means "You are repeating signal incorrectly,” or “What movement are you making?” according to circumstances.

(4) Made alone at night by senior ship it means "Flash your call numbers."

(5) Over four numerals (time of origin), or over four numerals (office reference number and date group), and accompanied by a second hoist of four numerals (time of origin), means "Has my dispatch, referenced been received?'

(6) Under four numerals (time of origin), or under four numerals (office reference number and date group), and accompanied by a second hoist of four numerals (time of origin), means “Your dispatch, referenced is not understood."

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257. "Jig" (.

(1) Call for destroyers in certain numbered positions.

(2) Over two or four numerals indi. cates time in hours and minutes from

midnight until midnight: J02, 2 a.m.; J14, 2 p. m.; J0022, 12.22 a. m.; J2210, 10.10 p. m.

K.

258. “King” (-:-) King

(1) With numerals is a uniform signal.

(2) Under “Interrogatory" means “What is uniform?”

L.

Love

259. “Love” (

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