The Cable Ship Albert J. Myer is named after the founder of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He developed the wig-wag signalling system, which used only 1 flag. However, the Navy still uses the 2-flag semaphore system. I wonder which one was used on this ship? If any of our readers know the answer or would like to weigh in, please leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you.
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