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09 Apr 2019 3:29 p.m. PST
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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

pass communications or signals? It appears they lacked the necessary rigging to run-up signal flags, so how did Captains communicate with each other or the flotilla Commander?


JimDuncanUK09 Apr 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

With flags surely


rmaker09 Apr 2019 4:08 p.m. PST

Even the Monitor had a signal mast.

capncarp06 May 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

The Brown-water Eads' et al. gunboats had wires bracing their stacks. These could be used to display signal flags. And they had a jackstaff at the stern for the National flag. And another staff at the front of the casemate with what seems to be the ship's identifying pennant on it. American Heritage's "Ironclads of the Civil War" had a color illustration page of the pennants of the Western Mississippi Flotilla ships, IIRC.

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