An online database of camouflage used by 
United State Naval Warships during WWII


Flag Size Specifications
COURTESY OF 
"Jeffry J. Fontaine" <jeffryfontaine@hotmail.com>


DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION FOR U.S. NAVY FLAGS, PENNANTS & FLAGSTAFF, BOAT

USA NATIONAL FLAG. Fifty star. Reference Federal Specification:
DDD-F-416.
Lightweight nylon bunting. Cotton duck heading with distance line, ring
and snap hook. Hoist Width and fly length in inches. Width:
28.5-X-Length: 54; Width: 42-X-Length: 80; Width: 60-X-Length: 114; Width:
107-X-Length: 204

GROMMETS. Light weight nylon bunting. Cotton duck heading with grommets.
Hoist Width and fly length in inches. Width: 18-X-Length: 26; Width:
28.5-X-Length: 54; Width: 42-X-Length: 80

APPLIQUE STYLE. Duck type with distance line and thimbles, applique
style. Hoist Width and fly length in inches. Width: 60-X-Length: 114

UNION JACK FLAG 50 stars on Blue backing. Lightweight nylon bunting.
Cotton duck heading with distance line, ring and snap hook. Hoist Width
and fly length in inches. Width: 23-X-Length: 32; Width: 32-X-Length: 42;
Width: 58-X-Length: 82

FLAG, SIGNAL. Acrylic Bunting. Cotton duck heading with distance line,
ring and snap-hook. Reference Specification: Mil-F-2692.

INTERNATIONAL ALPHABET CODE DESIGNATORS. Hoist Width and fly length in
inches.

Letter A, ALPHA. Width: 21-X-Length: 21; Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter B, BRAVO. Width: 21-X-Length: 21; Width: 35-X-Length: 35; Width:
52.5-X-Length: 52.5; Width: 69.5-X-Length: 69.5
Letter C, CHARLIE. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter D, DELTA. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter E, ECHO. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter F, FOXTROT. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5; Width: 69.5-X-Length: 69.5
Letter G, GOLF. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter H, HOTEL. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5; Width: 69.5-X-Length: 69.5
Letter I, INDIA. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter J, JULIET. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter K, KILO. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter L, LIMA. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter M, MIKE. Width: 21-X-Length: 21; Width: 35-X-Length: 35; Width:
52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter N, NOVEMBER. Width: 21-X-Length: 21; Width: 35-X-Length: 35; Width:
52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter O, OSCAR. Width: 21-X-Length: 21; Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter P, PAPA. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter Q, QUEBEC. Width: 35-X-Length: 35; Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter R, ROMEO. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter S, SIERRA. Width: 35-X-Length: 35; Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter T, TANGO. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter U, UNIFORM. Width: 35-X-Length: 35; Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter V, VICTOR. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter W, WHISKEY. Width: 21-X-Length: 21; Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter X, X-RAY. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter Y, YANKEE. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5
Letter Z, ZULU. Width: 52.5-X-Length: 52.5; Width: 69.5-X-Length: 69.5

INTERNATIONAL NUMERAL CODE: Hoist Width and fly length in inches.

Numeral 1, ONE. Numeral 2, TWO. Numeral 3, THREE. Numeral 4, FOUR. Numeral
5, FIFE. Numeral 6, SIX. Numeral 7, SEVEN. Numeral 8, EIGHT. Numeral 9,
NINER. Width: 49-X-Length: 52.5
Numeral 0, ZERO. Width: 18-X-Length: 21; Width: 49-X-Length: 52.5

DAN BOUY. Cotton plane weave. Fluorescent Red and Yellow, both sides.
Hoist Width and fly length in inches. Width: 36-X-Length: 35

DIVISION designation. Acrylic bunting cloth. Rectangular shape. Blue, Red,
white, and Yellow colors, both sides. Reference Specification: Mil-F-2692.
Size listed in inches. Width: 49-X-Length: 52.5

PORT designation. Acrylic bunting cloth. Rectangular shape. Red and White
colors, both sides. Reference Specification: Mil-F-2692. Size listed in
inches. Width:
49-X-Length: 52.5

SEMAPHORE designation. Acrylic bunting cloth. Rectangular shape. Red and
Yellow colors, both sides. Reference Specification: Mil-F-2692. Size listed
in inches. Width: 18-X-Length: 18

SQUADRON designation. Acrylic bunting cloth. Rectangular shape. Blue, Red,
White and Yellow colors. Distance line. Reference Specification:
Mil-F-2692. Size listed in inches. Width: 49-X-Length: 52.5

FLAG STAFF. BOAT. One piece varnished wood with one flat type flagstaff
head and three screws to permit mounting of flagstaff heads. Length 8 feet.
Graduated 1 1/2 inch diameter base to 1 inch diameter top. Reference
Specification: Mil-F-40048.

INTERNATIONAL CODE NUMERAL PENNANTS

Pennant 1, Pennant 2, Pennant 3, Pennant 4, Pennant 5, Pennant 6, Pennant
7, Pennant 8, Pennant 9, Pennant 0. Width: 41-X-Length: 83

International Code Miscellaneous Designators:

ANSWERING. Width: 14-X-Length: 29; Width: 41-X-Length: 83

FIRST SUBSTITUTE. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
SECOND SUBSTITUTE. Width: 24-X-Length: 51; Width: 41-X-Length: 83
THIRD SUBSTITUTE. Width: 14-X-Length: 29; Width: 24-X-Length: 51; Width:
41-X-Length: 83

United States Navy Miscellaneous Designators

BLACK. Width: 41-X-Length: 83; Width: 55-X-Length: 112
CHURCH. Width: 35-X-Length: 104
COMMISSION. Width: 13-X-Length: 48
COMMISSION, Tube and Tunnel Type. Width: 24.5-X-Length: 72
CORPEN. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
DESIGNATING. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
EMERGENCY. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
FLOTILLA & BROAD COMMAND. Width: 14-X-Length: 18; Width: 24-X-Length: 31;
Width: 41-X-Length: 54
FORMATION. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
FOURTH SUBSTITUTE. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
INTERROGATIVE. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
PREPARATIVE. Width: 24-X-Length: 51; Width: 41-X-Length: 83
SPEED. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
STARBOARD. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
STATION. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
SUBDIVISION. Width: 36-X-Length: 41
TURN. Width: 41-X-Length: 83
SHAPE, Day, Maritime. Aluminum frame with removable Black, Red, or White
cotton duck cloth cover. For use as a daytime signaling device in warning
other vessels to stay clear of operations being conducted.
BLACK BALL DESIGN. Collapsible Aluminum frame lacing cord and snap-hook
with ring. DIAMETER: 24 inches
RED BALL DESIGN. Collapsible Aluminum frame lacing cord and snap-hook
with ring. DIAMETER: 48 inches
DIAMOND DESIGN. Rigid Aluminum Frame. DIAMETER: 23 inches, Length: 48
inches
STREAMER, WARNING. Rectangular shape, Red Color, Fire, Oil, Abrasion
Resistant, and/or Waterproof. Special features include a grommet centered
approximately inch from head. "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT." Width:
3-X-Length: 12; Width: 3-X-Length: 24