Semaphore Signals

The Semaphores, or Signal Stations established on the coast of Ireland and England have wherever practicable, the means of intercommunication by visual means. The distance from each semaphore station to the next was about 10 mile.

By the method hereafter described, passing vessels will be able to exchange communication with these Semaphores, and their messages will be received, and, if required, forwarded to their destination according to the established signalling routes.

The Semaphore Signals will consequently be, always read off as Distant Signals, the position or direction of the Arms indicating respectively the Pendant, the Ball, or the Flag.

ADAPTATION OF THE FRENCH SEMAPHORIC SYSTEM TO THE COMMERCIAL CODE FOR MAKING DISTANT SIGNALS

N.B. The disc at the top of the mast remains in the position indicated below whilst signals are being made by this code.

     

L.M.G. - Bar or Entrance is Dangerous

SEMAPHORIC SIGNS

APPLIED TO THE CHARACTERS OF THE SIGNAL FLAGS IN THE VOCABULARY

 

 

 

 

ALPHABET FOR SEMAPHORE SIGNALS

 

The Symbols to be employed are:

1. Two Square Flags, or Pieces of Cloth of any colour.

2. Two Whelfs, or Strips of Cloth of any colour.

3. Two Balls, Bundles, or Hats of any colour.

By means of the above Symbols, all the Signals of the Distant Signal Code may be made, as shown above. Handkerchiefs, Hats, Buckets, or Baskets, may be used in making these Signals ; and, if no Mast, Pole, or Spar is handy, these Signals can be made by holding the Hat, Bundle, or other Symbol at arm's length. The Signals will be made from right to left, and be read off from left to right.

NOTE.-It is necessary, however, in using the proper means to attract attention, to avoid those which may occasion confusion.

ALPHABET FOR COMPOSING DISTANT SIGNALS USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMERCIAL CODE OF SIGNALS USED IN MERCHANT SHIPS

 




   
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   


 

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