Boat Flags - Nautical Flag Code Signals
Nautical flags have been in existence for more than 150 years. They remain an important way for sailors to communicate between land and sea. The International Code of Signals was published by the British Board of Trade in 1857. It was updated in 1932 and 1969. The flag system is still used at sea today though their use serves as more of decorative purpose during special occasions and ceremonies. However, when modern technology fails, the age-old flag system remains the only means of communication at sea.
United States Flag Store is the top online retailer of flags, flag pole and accessories and our wide selection of products includes nautical flags and signal flags such as the gale warning pennant and hurricane warning flag. We also carry a great assortment of decorative boat flags.
Since flags are our business, we even stock the complete International Code of Signals flags. It is a set of 40 flags that comes in two different size options. And the price? It really can't be beat. Our everyday low prices fit everyone's budget.
The International Code of Signals allows sailors to send messages to alert passing ships and the coast guard of illness as well as SOS and mayday alerts.