Aboard ship, the bridge watch usually tells the
quarterdeck that an officers or enlisteds liberty boat is
approaching the ship.
REVIEW 7 QUESTIONS
Q1. List some of the flags and pennants used by the
Q2. In the space provided, list the flag flown for the
conditions described on the right.
Q3. In port, commissioned ships display the national
ensign and the union jack from what locations?
Q4. In large ships, what person is usually responsible
for making sure that special flags and pennants
Q5. What is the flagstaff insignia for a captain?
Q6. A boat with a halbert insignia on the flagstaff is
approaching your ship. What is the rank of the
person on the ship?
Learning Objective: When you finish this chapter, you
will be able to
Identify the purpose of and use of side honors.
Side honors, rendered to officers and officials
boarding and departing the ship, are part of the honors
stipulated for an official visit. The honors consist of
parading the proper number of side boys and piping the
side by the honors boatswains mate. Officers
appropriate to the occasion also attend the side. Side
boys are not paraded on Sunday or on other days
between sunset and 0800 or during meal hours of the
crew, general drills and evolutions, and periods of
regular overhaul, except in honor of civil officials and
foreign officers; then they may be paraded at any time
during daylight hours. Side boys are paraded only for
scheduled (official) visits.
The term official means a formal visit of courtesy
requiring special honors and ceremonies. An informal
visit of courtesy requiring no special ceremonies is a
HONORS FOR OFFICIAL VISITS
The honors specified for an official visit are
rendered on arrival as follows:
When the rail is manned, personnel are spaced
uniformly at the rail on each weather deck, facing
outboard. The command Attention is sounded as the
visitors boat or vehicle approaches the ship.
If a gun salute is prescribed on arrival, it is fired
as the visitor approaches and is still clear of the side. The
proper flag or pennant is broken on the first gun and
hauled down on the last gun except when it is to be flown
for the duration of the visit. Other ships firing a
concurrent salute also haul down, on the last gun, the
flag or pennant displayed in honor of the visitor.
There is a man
There are divers in the
A general court-martial
is in session.
d. Worship service(s) in
The captain is absent.