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Nautical Signal Flag Translator

The use of signal flags by ships to communicate at sea is commonly traced as far back as the Order of Knights of Malta. Over the centuries, the use of nautical signal flags evolved with many different systems being used by different countries. In 1857 the British Board of Trade published a Commercial Code of Signals in an attempt to standardize these various systems by assigning a specific letter and number to each flag. For example a white flag with a blue square in the center was assigned to the letter S and a flag with white on the left hand side and red on the right was assigned to the letter H. Eventually this system was adopted by most seafaring nations and became known as the “International Code of Signals”. While modern electronic communication has largely replaced the use of signal flags today, they are still used today.

D&D Stained Glass specializes in creating Personalized Stained Glass Nautical Signal Flag Plaques. To see what your flag would look like, type the letters into the box below and select the "Translate" button.

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Our Personalized Stained Glass Nautical Signal Flag Plaques make the perfect gifts for any boating or sailing enthusiast or anyone who loves the sea and all things nautical.
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