Figure 8-2.Visual communications log (page 1 of 2).
On a flagship, if the embarked flag so desires, a
separate visual station file will be maintained for flag
traffic. If separate ship and flag files are maintained,
many messages originated by and filed in the
embarked flag's file must, if the address so indicates,
also be filed in the ship's file. Duplicate filing is also
required when incoming messages are addressed to
both the embarked flag and the ship.
The visual station file must be classified,
safeguarded, and stored according to the highest
classification of its contents. The visual station file is
retained and disposed of according to SECNAVINST
5212.5. The visual station files must be retained for a
minimum of 30 days.
The communications center master file will
contain a copy or filler of every message sent or
received by the center, including visual messages
processed by the communications center.
Messages/fillers will be filed in date-time-group
order. Separate incoming and outgoing communica-
tions center master files may be maintained at the
The cryptocenter file will contain a copy of each
message sent or received by the communications
center that is TOP SECRET, SPECAT, or designated
for special privacy regardless of classification. These
messages are to be in date-time-group order, and
fillers for these messages will be filed in appropriate
GENERAL MESSAGE FILES
General message files will contain a copy of all
effective general messages that require retention