flag of distress meaning

  "flag of distress" in a sentence
  A flag displayed by a vessel as a signal of distress, usu upside down or at half-mast


  1. flag of distress
  2. Similarly, the flying of a flag of distress was not an acceptable ruse de guerre, as it would dissuade shipping from approaching a vessel in genuine distress.
  3. The admiral refused to use the frigate " Seahorse " that was stationed close by, to be taken back to his flagship, as it would imply that Captain Fremantle would have to hoist a flag of distress and thereby demoralise the crews.
  4. "Ocean Monarch " had left Liverpool on the morning of Thursday, 24 August 1848 carrying passengers to Boston in the Great Orme's Head off Llandudno, at around noon, the " Ocean Monarch " was witnessed to put up its helm as if to return to port and then a flag of distress was raised.

Related Words

  1. flag event meaning
  2. flag iris meaning
  3. flag line meaning
  4. flag lot meaning
  5. flag of convenience meaning
  6. flag of truce meaning
  7. flag officer meaning
  8. flag rank meaning
  9. flag smut meaning
  10. flag smut fungus meaning
PC Version