Captain R. F. Farwell

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: One of the most important questions on Rules of the Road to be studied at Coast Guard Headquarters during recent years is the relative merits of the two systems of passing signals used to enable approaching steam vessels to avoid collision. The first system appeared in the Pilot Rules and was used in the various inland waters of the United States as early as 1872. It consisted essentially of an intention signal of one or two blasts by one vessel to indicate the side on which she would pass, and an answering signal by the other vessel signifying agreement to carry out the proposed maneuver.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 11
Pages: 215 - 221
Cite this article: Farwell, Captain R. F., "WHISTLE SIGNALS", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 11, 1948, pp. 215-221.
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