Convoy Codes

Discussion in 'Top Secret' started by red devil, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. red devil

    red devil Senior Member

    I have a copy of a formerly classified signal giving ships names in a convoy - each ship followed by a four digit code. Would this be a one off, one convoy, call sign?

    example Rangatiki 4250
     
  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

  3. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member Patron

    Merchant ship's four letter signal letters were just that - letter flags: British ships began with a G or an M. I have been waiting to see what others say about a four figure signal, convoy position numbers were normally two or three figure, denoting the position of the ship within the convoy, the first figure was the ship's position in the row, numbered from the left (port for the nautical types) and the second the row number. 4250 would have been an enormous convoy!.
     

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