Navigational Lights, Continued
The proper light signal to let other ships
Whenever the ship is in a
know that your ship cannot easily
situation where it cannot easily
maneuver is red-white-red. If you turn
maneuver. For example, when
on the lights as you would to indicate
a ship is alongside another ship
that your ship is broken down and add a
taking on food, fuel, or ammo,
white light in the center, this will give
it is involved in a task and
you the proper lights. The required
cannot maneuver easily. Also
white light is mounted in the center of
used when a ship is constrained
the Not Under Command/Man
by its draft.
Overboard lights, and the controlling
switch is mounted on the bulkhead in
the vicinity near the special lighting
6. Blue Stem
The blue stem light is a light similar to
Your ship is engaged in convoy
the white stem light the ship uses for
or formation steaming during
normal running lights.
periods of darken ship. It is
also used when engaged in
some forms of plane guard duty
during recovery/launch flight
7. Anchor Aft
The after-anchor light is a 360° white
From sunset to sunrise and
light mounted at the top of the flagstaff.
during periods of reduced
visibility when your ship is at
anchor or moored.
The forward anchor light is a 360°
Same as above.
white light mounted at the top of the
jackstaff. It is used at the same time as
the after-anchor light.
The ASW light is a colored light,
Conducting ASW operations.
visible as nearly as practical, all around
the horizon. Each ship is provided with
two red, two green, and two amber
lenses. The ASW light is installed on
all ASW-capable ships. The color to be
used is determined by the squadron
commander. The ASW light is installed
on either the yardarm or mast platform
where it can be seen all around the