This ruling design, incorporating the international maritime signal flags,was created for the burgee page and the International On-Line Museum.  Please visit if you can.
 Flag design International On-Line Museum; click for info.

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:

<CENTER><a href="flaginfo.htm>
<IMG SRC="flagrule.gif" ALT="Flag design &copy; 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