Battleship Signal Flags Show Go Phils!

by Press Release--The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial | Oct 26, 2008
Battleship Signal Flags Show Go Phils! Our nation’s largest and most decorated battleship – the Battleship New Jersey -- is showing her support of the Philadelphia Phillies! In true Navy style, from now through the end of the World Series, the Battleship’s port-side (Philadelphia-side) signal flags will show, GO PHILS!

Even in these days of radio and satellite communications, the U.S. Navy uses the international alphabet flags, numeral pennants, numeral flags, and special flags and pennants for visual signaling. These signal flags are used to communicate while maintaining radio silence. Navy Signalmen transmit messages by hoisting a flag or a series of flags on a halyard. Each side of the ship has halyards and a "flag bag", containing a full set of signal flags. Signals unique to the Navy are used when communicating with other U.S. Navy or allied forces. When communicating with all other vessels, the International Code of Signals is used.

Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers guided and self-guided tours daily.

Experience the new guided City at Sea Tour, which features newly restored spaces such as the TV Studio, Machine Shop, Post Office, Medical and Dental facilities, the Brig, the Barber Shop and more. The Battleship New Jersey allows visitors a variety ways to experience the ship, including overnight encampments for youth groups and families, special group and student tours and event rentals with a full catering menu. New exhibits featuring the Battleship’s Brig Laundry Facility and Print Shop are now open. Ride NJ Transit’s RiverLine to the Battleship for a schedule or more info, visit For more information on the Battleship, visit

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Author: Press Release--The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial


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