World War II Era US Navy International Alphabet Flag Letter Z (ZULU)

Product Code: RIGI22
Shipping Weight: 2.00 lbs


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Product Description


This World War II US Navy international alphabet flag, letter Z (ZULU). It is made of wool bunting and bound with machine stitching . There is canvas binding along the hoist with braided rope with a brass ring on one end and a bronze swivel snap on the other. The flag survives with some stains on the fabric and hoist and a few minor holes from years of being rolled up and stowed away in a flag bag. This flag appears to have never been flown! Measures 43 inches (hoist) and 67 inches long.

This came to us as part of a group of US navy and international code flags from World War II with some as early as an "F" flag from the Navy Yard, New York dated June 1917!

U.S. Navy uses the international alphabet flags, numeral pennants, numeral flags, and special flags and pennants for visual signaling. These signal flags are used to communicate while maintaining radio silence. Navy Signalmen transmit messages by hoisting a flag or a series of flags on a halyard. Each side of the ship has halyards and a "flag bag", containing a full set of signal flags. Signals unique to the Navy are used when communicating with other U.S. Navy or allied forces. When communicating with all other vessels, the International Code of Signals is used. The code/answer pennant precedes all signals in international code.

World War II Era US Navy International Alphabet Flag Letter Z (ZULU), close up