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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:16 am 
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Gentlemen

I wonder if you could assist me in a query ref my model in build of the WW1 Racecourse class Minsweeper HMS Atherstone


what colours would you suggest the flag that is carried on the foremast might be?


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I am hazarding a guess of white/ navy-- but would be guided by you...

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Many thanks for any insight

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JB

the model build thread


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and the status qou as of last night

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:09 am 
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Looks like International Code flag 'A' - 'I am undergoing speed trials'

In which case it will be white (nearest to flagstaff) and blue

Is this where the photo came from?
http://www.worldnavalships.com/minesweepers.htm

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hmmnnn,.... that is also interesting ... speed trials eh?

==> as the images showing the ship carrying that flag depicted the paddlers at speed.

either way--its the same flag! :big_grin:

I have always thought of it as the flag for diving in progress--usually attached to a static vessel


A fellow modelshipping retired RN Commander ( thank you Tim!)
however suggested the flag
would be applicable to "Diving or underwater operations in progress"

"underwater operations" would encompass Mine sweeping too I reckon...

seems...I will --unless told otherwise... affix the A flag in blue and white to my model...
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FWIW, Since this is WWI era, this is actually the letter 'U'. It wasn't changed to 'A' until after WWII.
Also, it's the only 2 colour burgee in the set, so it could only be white and blue.
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Jim

As admiralhawk states, it has to be white and blue (that was the only combination for a swallowtail signal flag at the time in the Royal Navy) and therefore is flag 'u' which means: I am undertaking ordnance disposal.

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Aha and Aha again! :cool_2:

thansk you Adam and Maurice ! :thumbs_up_1:

I reckon "Ordnance disposal" sums it up succinctly and correctly for a Minesweeper

Once again--I thank you all! :wave_1: :thumbs_up_1:

I shall proceed!

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