Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook: Usage and Recognition

Overview

The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure.

This handy pocket-sized guide is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes:

national maritime flags special ensigns yacht club burgees signal flags and flag etiquette and usage.

Anyone who has ever put to sea wondering...

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Overview

The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure.

This handy pocket-sized guide is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes:

national maritime flags special ensigns yacht club burgees signal flags and flag etiquette and usage.

Anyone who has ever put to sea wondering about the different types of flag, how they are made up and the dos and don'ts as well as traditions and myths of flying flags should find this a fascinating and useful handbook.

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"There is a difference, for instance, between the use of flags on land, and on sea. Curious? Well, read the book! ... It is a comprehensive little reference book; very useful to have aboard."—Sailing Magazine
 

"A cheerful and colorful little book based on Reed's Maritime Flags, and intended to provide crews of yachts, motorboats and other small craft, with a ready reference."—Nautical Magazine
 

"A great little guide...makes for fascinating reading and would serve as a handy reference on the bridge of any vessel."—Nautilus UK Telegraph
 

"A concise useful reference tool to have to hand when cruising."—Gaffers Log
 
 
 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713671339
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Miranda Delmar-Morgan has sailed for most of her life, professionally for ten years. She currently sails in European waters both in a professional capacity, and cruising on her own boat. She is also a regular contributor to Yachting Monthly.

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