FLAGS - State, Courtesy and Nautical Code


Beaufort, NC Courtesy Flag
Scuttlebutt carries 12" x 18" courtesy flags  for the U.S. and many other countries as well as numerous states and U.S. territories - even one featuring the Beaufort town seal. We also carry 12"x18" nautical code flags.  Larger U.S. and North Carolina state flags are generally in stock; many others can be ordered. All of our flags are made in the U.S.A. Please call or email your request.

Nautical Flags – A Brief History: The International Code of Signals has been in continuous use since 1857, when it was published by the British Board of Trade as a means of maritime communication. The original code contained 17,000 signals using 18 signal flags, some of which were specific to the United Kingdom. The code was revised in 1932 to include seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Norweigan. When the code was revised again in 1969, the revision included Russian and Greek. Image and information on code flags courtesy yachtclubguide.com

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