Nautical English Alphabet & Numbers
36 Design Pack
The International Code of Signals has been in continuous use since 1857, when it was published by the British Board of Trade as a means of maritime communications. The original Code contained 17,000 signals using 18 signal flags, some of which were specific to the United Kingdom.
The Code was revised in 1932 to include seven languages: English, French German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Norweigian. The 1969 revision included Russian and Greek.
Signal flags, which have alpha-numeric correspondence, can be used to spell out messages; although mariners usually employ nautical signal flags in combinations which correspond to particular messages.
Most boaters string signal flags end-to-end and hang them from the rigging in a bow-to-stern direction. Signal flags are also used to dress ships for ceremonial and festive occasions such as the beginning of the boating season.
- This set includes the signal flag designs for the English alphabet and the number pennants.
- The letters are approximately 1.04" W x 1.04" H.
- The number pennants are approximately 2.55" W x 0.80" H.
- Thread chart for each design is included.
- The identification beneath each design is not part of the design.
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You must have an embroidery machine to utilize our machine embroidery designs. We sell machine embroidery designs as electronic media (software) only. We do not sell embroidered "patches" or hard copy patterns.