Being alongside another ship is an excellent
opportunity for you, as a Signalman, to sharpen your
skills in semaphore and flaghoist. So when alongside,
take the time to call up a striker and practice, practice,
practice, or pull out those flaghoist signals you have
made up in your drill log and commence exchanging
signals. Its a good way to become an efficient
operator. Remember, though, that before exchanging
flaghoist signals, you must first request permission
from the OOD.
In this chapter you were taught the watchstanding
markers. One red chemical light should be lashed on
the approach-ship side of the other marker.
duties of the Signalman. As you have read, Signalman
duties cover a wide range, from locating ships in
formation to recognizing the nighttime UNREP signal
for ammunition. This chapter is a need-to-know for all
of the Signalman community. Study and learn!
Figure 8-8.Station-marker light box.
Figure 8-9.Distance line markings.