What two manual would you use to learn the proper ways to dress and full dress ship as well as honors and ceremonies?
Coast Guard Regulations 1992, chapter 14
NTP 13, Flags Pennants and Customs
What is the triangle notch cut in the fly end of a flag?
What flag indicates command of a force, flotilla, or squadron?
What is a slender vertical extension of the mast used to attach an admiral’s personal flag or commission pennant?
What is the most upper part of a mast?
What is the highest point on the forward mast?
What is a small spar abaft the mainmast, where the national ensign is flown when underway?
A flag hoist 3/4 of the way up the halyard
A flag hoist 1/2 of the way up the halyard
A flag hoist at the full extent of the halyard
a hoist completely lowered to the deck
Where and who flies the SOPA flag?
The senior commanding officer’s ship flies the SOPA and it flies on the starboard yardarm
What is the Preparatory Pennant?
It initiates morning and evening colors. It is hoisted 5 mins before colors. It is lowed to the dip to indicate “attention” and is hauled down to indicate “carry on”. It is a yellow pennant with a green horizontal stripe.
What is the 1st substitute ?
Indicates the absence of the flag officer or unit commander whose personal far or command pennant is flying. Blue triangle with a yellow triangle and is displayed from the starboard main yard arm (outboard)
What is the 2nd substitute?
Indicates the absence of the chief of staff of the commander whose personal flag is flying. Blue triangle with a white tip. Displayed from the port main yard arm (inboard).
What is the 3rd substitute?
Indicates the absence of the commanding officer of the ship. Displayed from main yard arm (outboard). White triangle with a black horizontal stripe. If commanding officer departs for more than 72 hours, it shifts to the XO.
What is the 4th substitute?
Indicates the absence of the civil or military official whose flag is flying. Red triangle with a yellow square and is displayed from the starboard main yard arm (inboard)
What flag do you fly to indicate a court martial when a ship is at anchor or moored?
Union Jack. Displayed at a signal yardarm, It is hoisted when the court martial meets and is hauled down when the court adjourns.
How and when do you half-mast the union jack?
Whenever the national ensign is half-masted. the union jack is not dipped when the national ensign is dipped.
What two flags or pennants are the only authorized to fly from the same halyard above the national ensign?
the church pennant and the jewish worship pennant u/w.
Where do you display the Coast Guard Color flag?
When used as only branch, it assumes a place right next to the national ensign. When other branches are participating, the precedence order is
Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard. When the Coast Guard is operating under the Navy, The CG takes precedence after the Navy.
When a flag officer is absent from the command for a period exceeding __________ hours, the personal flag is hauled down.
A flag officer or unit commander afloat shall display a personal flag or command pennant at the ____________.
Main truck from the flagship.
What pennant is the personal command pennant of an officer of the CG who is not a flag officer and who is commanding a unit of ship or aircraft?
Broad or Burgee command pennant.
When a number of various flags of states, cities or societies are grouped and displayed, the national ensign is displayed where?
At the center and at the highest point of the group.
Where is national ensign is displayed with another flag against a wall?
The ensign should be on the right (the flag’s own right, rank on right) which would be the observer’s left.
Where is the national ensign displayed if crossed with another flag?
The ensign’s staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.
Where do you fly the national ensign when displayed from adjacent poles or mast of other flags?
The ensign is hoisted first and lowered last and no other flag should be placed to the right of the ensign (the flags right).
If the ensigns of two or more nations are displayed, how are they displayed and flown?
They are flown from separate mast and the same height and should be approximately equal in size . International custom forbids the display of one nations ensign above that of another nation.
The national ensign must be displayed from the _____ when underway and under the what circumstances unless otherwise directed by the senior officer.
GAFF, getting u/w or coming to anchor, falling in with other ships, cruising near land, during battle , to answer the dip of another ship.
When was the CG ensign designed and adopted for use?
August 1, 1799
The CG ensign consist of _____ vertical stripes. ___ Red and ___ White.
16 stripes, 8 red and 8 white
What does the red and white stripes on the CG ensign represent?
the number of states in the union at the time. 1799
Where is the CG emblem centered on the CG ensign ?
On the seventh red stripe
A eagle is displayed on the CG ensign, it has ____ vertical stripes(red and white), in the eagles right talon is a __________, and in the left talon is a _______. There is also a cluster of ___ _______ in ____ rows over the eagles head.
13 vertical stripes Olive branch cluster of 13 arrows 13 stars 5 rows
Where do you fly the CG ensign on a ship with two mast?
Where do you fly the CG ensign on a ship with one mast?
one the same halyard and just below the commissioning pennant