This page is here because lots of people are swiping this design.
And you're welcome to use it - just please incorporate my copyright notice and a link back to this page. The HTML code you should use for the ruling is:
<IMG SRC="flagrule.gif" ALT="Flag design © rec.boats International On-Line Museum; click for info." HEIGHT=19 WIDTH=538></a></CENTER>
When used for signalling, the flags represent 26 letters, 10 digits, and three special codes. Each flag also has a special meaning when flown alone, and there are also meanings for many two-flag combinations. The flags are often used to decorate boats, or "dress ship". For this use, the U.S. Navy specifies a particular order of the flags, according to the nautical reference Chapman Piloting. The flags in the design appear in this order.
- Walt Bilofsky