are signals for rendering and terminating the hand
Sometimes the music for colors from another U.S.
ship can be overheard aboard your ship. When this
happens and no band, music, or bugler is aboard your
ship, the command Carry On should not be given until
the music being overheard is completed.
If foreign warships are present, the national anthem
of each country represented is played after morning
colors. If your ship is visiting a foreign port, the national
anthem of that country is played immediately following
(International) I have a diver(s) down; keep well clear at slow speed.
I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous materials.
Personnel working aloft.
This ship has medical guard duty.
This ship has dental guard duty.
Breakdown; the vessel is having engine or steering difficulty.
(International) This ship has a harbor pilot on board.
Preparing to come alongside in-port or at anchor.
I have a semaphore message to transmit.
General recall; all personnel return to the ship.
Boat recall; all boats return to the ship.
In port; flown by ship having READY DUTY. At sea, flow by the ship
PREPARING TO REPLENISH.
Holding flag hoist drill.
Indicates the absence of the flag officer or unit commander show personal flag
or pennant is flying on the ship.
Indicates the absence of the chief of staff..
Indicates the absence of the captain. If the captain is absent over 72 hours, it
indicates the absence of the executive officer.
Table 4-3.Commonly Used International Signals