Nautical telegraphy
Sailings and Arrivals


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Sailings and arrivals

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    NOTE If desired, the name of port, place, or station can be cabled after code word responding to country, if not detailed in this book. It must also be understood that although sentences are given in the plural sense, they infer that the sender is about to leave for the port or place corresponding to the code word received.

    CODE WORD MEANING
D:    
1   Dabble We are about to leave for the United Kingdom (* --)
* Here follows name of port if necessary.
2   Dace We are about to leave for --.
3   Dampen We are about to leave for London.
4   Dampish We are about to leave for Liverpool.
5   Dancer We are about to leave for Cardiff.
6   Dankish We are about to leave for Glasgow.
7   Debacle We are about to leave for Newport, Mon.
8   Debark We are about to leave for Belfast.
9   Decapod We are about to leave for Swansea.
10   Deck We are about to leave for Southampton.
11   Deep We are about to leave for Plymouth.
12   Deepen We are about to leave for Hull.
13   Demersed We are about to leave for Sunderland.
14   Demurrage We are about to leave for Newcastle.
15   Depth We are about to leave for Shields.
16   Derrick We are about to leave for Hartlepool.
17   Dhow We are about to leave for Middlesbrough.
18   Diluvium We are about to leave for Leith.
19   ingy We are about to leave for Dundee.
20   Dirk We are about to leave for Dublin.
21   Discharge We are about to leave for Hull.
22   Disembark We are about to leave for Queenstown for orders.
23   Disload We are about to leave for Falmouth for orders.
24   Dismantle We are about to leave for England.
25   Dismast We are about to leave for Scotland.
26   Dismasted We are about to leave for Ireland.
27   Displace We are about to leave for Wales.
28   Disrate We are about to leave for Australia*
(* Name of port, place or station follows here if desired.)
29   Distance We are about to leave for Melbourne, Australia.
30   Distil We are about to leave for Sydney, Australia.
31   Distress We are about to leave for Newcastle, Australia.
32   Ditch We are about to leave for Brisbane, Australia.
33   Ditcher We are about to leave for Adelaide, Australia.
34   Dive We are about to leave for Fremantle, Australia.
35   Diver We are about to leave for Africa (N.) (* --).
36   Diving We are about to leave for Algiers, Africa (N.)
37   Dock We are about to leave for Tunis, Africa (N.)
38   Dockage We are about to leave for Bona, Africa (N.)
39   Docker We are about to leave for Tripoli, Africa (N.)
40   Docket We are about to leave for Tangier, Africa (N.)
41   Dockyard We are about to leave for Africa (W.)*
42   Doctor We are about to leave for Dakar, Africa (W.)
43   Dodger We are about to leave for Bathurst, Africa (W.)
44   Dogfish We are about to leave for Sierra Leone, Africa (W.)
45   Dogger We are about to leave for Accra, Africa (W.)
46   Dogship We are about to leave for Forcados, Africa (W.)
47   Dogstar We are about to leave for Brass, Africa (W.)
48   Dolce We are about to leave for Kotonou, Africa (W.)
49   Dogwatch We are about to leave for Niger Coast Protectorate, Africa (W.)*
50   Doldrums We are about to leave for St. Thomé, Africa (W.)
51   Dolphin We are about to leave for Loanda, Africa (W.)
52   Dolphinet We are about to leave for Ascension, Africa, (W.)
53   Dorado We are about to leave for St. Helena, Africa (W.)
54   Dory We are about to leave for Africa (S.)*
55   Dowel We are about to leave for Cape Town, Africa (S.)
56   Drabbler We are about to leave for Port Elizabeth, Africa (S.)
57   Draft We are about to leave for East London, Africa (S.)
58   Drake We are about to leave for Durban, Africa, (S.)
59   Dredger We are about to leave for Delagoa Bay, Africa, (S.)
60   Drift We are about to leave for Africa (British Central).*
61   Driftage We are about to leave for Africa (E.)*
62   Drill We are about to leave for Mozambique, Africa (E.)
63   Drilling We are about to leave for Madagascar, Africa (E.)
64   Drive We are about to leave for Zanzibar, Africa (E.)
65   Driving We are about to leave for Mombasa, Africa (E.)
66   Droger We are about to leave for Seychelles, Africa (E.)
67   Druxy We are about to leave for Mauritius, Africa (E.)
68   Duck We are about to leave for Azores.*
(* Name of port should follow code word unless understood.)
69   Dunnage We are about to leave for Adriatic*

E:    
70   East We are about to leave for Argentina.*
71   Easterly We are about to leave for Buenos Aires.
72   Easting We are about to leave for Bahia Blanca.
73   Eastward We are about to leave for Eusenada.
74   Eclipse We are about to leave for Rosario.
75   Ecliptic We are about to leave for La Plata.
76   Eddy We are about to leave for America (N.), U.S.*
77   Element We are about to leave for Portland, Maine.
78   Embank We are about to leave for New York.
79   Embargo We are about to leave for Philadelphia.
80   Embark We are about to leave for Boston.
81   Embarked We are about to leave for Delaware Breakwater.
82   Embarking We are about to leave for Baltimore.
83   Embay We are about to leave for Charlestown.
84   Emigrant We are about to leave for New Orleans.
85   Emigrate We are about to leave for Savannah.
86   Emigration We are about to leave for America (South).*
87   Ensign We are about to leave for America (N.W. Coast).*
88   Equation We are about to leave for Austria.*
89   Equator We are about to leave for San Francisco.
90   Equinox We are about to leave for America (Central).*
91   Estuary We are about to leave for Panama (Central America).
92   Euripus We are about to leave for Nicaragua (Central America).*
93   Excise We are about to leave for Ecuador.*
(* For Telegraphic Charges, Postal Rates, Distances from London, and Times of Transmission, see Appendix.)
94   Exciseable We are about to leave for Galapagos Islands (Ecuador).
95   Exhaust We are about to leave for Belgium.*
96   Explore We are about to leave for Antwerp (Belgium).
97   Explorer We are about to leave for Bosphorus.*
98   Exploring We are about to leave for Bulgaria.
99   Export We are about to leave for Black Sea (* --).
100   Exporter We are about to leave for Galatz.
101   Extol We are about to leave for Ibrail.

F:    
102   Fairway We are about to leave for Sulina.
103   Fathom We are about to leave for Odessa.
104   Fathomable We are about to leave for Sevastópol.
105   Fathomless We are about to leave for Nikolaieff.
106   Faultless We are about to leave for Kertch.
107   Favonian We are about to leave for Baltic.
108   Felucca We are about to leave for Brazil.*
109   Fender We are about to leave for Rio de Janeiro.
110   Ferry We are about to leave for Santos.
111   Fertile We are about to leave for Bahia.
112   Fetter We are about to leave for Pernambuco.
113   Fid We are about to leave for Para.
114   Finned We are about to leave for River Amazon.*
(* The port or place in any particular country may follow code word. Example: Fishery, Quebec, would mean - We are about to leave for Quebec, Canada.)
115   Finny We are about to leave for Colombia.
116   Fiord We are about to leave for Columbia (British).*
117   Firearm We are about to leave for Vancouver Island (British Columbia).
118   Fireman We are about to leave for Esquimalt (British Columbia).
119   Fisherman We are about to leave for Portland, Oregon.
120   Fishery We are about to leave for Canada.*
121   Flag We are about to leave for St. John, New Brunswick.
122   Flagship We are about to leave for Nova Scotia.*
123   Flagstaff We are about to leave for Halifax.
124   Flake We are about to leave for Montreal.
125   Flatboat We are about to leave for St. John's (Newfoundland).
126   Flaunt We are about to leave for Newfoundland.*
127   Fleet We are about to leave for Chili.*
(* Names of ports or places may follow code word if desirable.)
128   Float We are about to leave for Valparaiso.
129   Floatable We are about to leave for Junin.
130   Floatage We are about to leave for Talcahuano.
131   Floater We are about to leave for Coquimbo.
132   Floe We are about to leave for Hong Kong.
133   flood We are about to leave for China.*
134   Flooding We are about to leave for Cuba.*
135   Flota We are about to leave for Caleta Buena.
136   Flotant We are about to leave for Iquique.
137   Flotation We are about to leave for Coronel.
138   Flotilla We are about to leave for Punta Arenas.
139   Flotsam We are about to leave for Denmark.*
140   Flounder We are about to leave for Copenhagen.
141   Flow We are about to leave for East Indies.*
142   Flowing We are about to leave for Calcutta.
143   Flyboat We are about to leave for Rangoon.
144   Fog We are about to leave for Bombay.
145   Foggy We are about to leave for Madras.
146   Fogginess We are about to leave for Karachi.
147   Fogless We are about to leave for Aden.
148   Foil We are about to leave for France.*
(* Names of ports or places should follow code word unless it expressly states name of port or is understood between sender and receiver.)
149   Foiling We are about to leave for Colombo.
150   Foison We are about to leave for Dunkerque.
151   Fold We are about to leave for Havre.
152   Folding We are about to leave for Cherbourg.
153   Folio We are about to leave for Marseilles.
154   Folkland We are about to leave for Germany.*
155   Forecabin We are about to leave for Hamburg.
156   Forecastle We are about to leave for Bremerhaven
157   Foredeck We are about to leave for Bremen.
158   Foreland We are about to leave for Holland.*
159   Forelock We are about to leave for Rotterdam.
160   Forepart We are about to leave for Naples.
161   Forepeak We are about to leave for Italy.*
162   Forereach We are about to leave for Genoa.
163   Foresail We are about to leave for Leghorn.
164   Foreship We are about to leave for Messina.
165   Forestay We are about to leave for Palermo.
166   Foretop We are about to leave for Iceland.*
167   Forward We are about to leave for Java.*
168   Fother We are about to leave for Japan.*
(* Name of port, place, or station should follow code word if desired where star is places after names of countries.)
169   Founder We are about to leave for Nagasaki.
170   Freight We are about to leave for Yokohama.
171   Freightage We are about to leave for Kobe.
172   Freighter We are about to leave for Jeddah.
173   Frigate We are about to leave for Jutland.*
174   Frigatoon We are about to leave for Korea.*
175   Funnel We are about to leave for Labrador.*
176   Furl We are about to leave for Levant.*
177   Futtock We are about to leave for Mexico.*

G:    
178   Gabbart We are about to leave for Vera Cruz.
179   Gaff We are about to leave for Galveston.
180   Gale We are about to leave for Pensacola, Florida.
181   Galleon We are about to leave for Malta.
182   Galley We are about to leave for the Mediterranean.*
183   Galliot We are about to leave for New Zealand.*
184   Gallivat We are about to leave for Nelson.
185   Garboard We are about to leave for Otage Harbour.
186   Garfish We are about to leave for Lyttelton.
187   Grampus We are about to leave for Christchurch.
188   Grapnel We are about to leave for Auckland.
189   Grapple We are about to leave for Wellington.
190   Grappling We are about to leave for The Bluff.
191   Graving We are about to leave for New Guinea (British).*
(* Names or ports or places should follow code word unless understood.)
192   Greenhand We are about to leave for Pacific.
193   Grenade We are about to leave for New Caledonia.*
194   Gripe We are about to leave for Fiji Islands.
195   Grog We are about to leave for Sandwich Islands.*
196   Groundage We are about to leave for Norfolk Islands.*
197   Guanaco We are about to leave for Samoa.
198   Gulf We are about to leave for Honolulu.
199   Gulfy We are about to leave for Norway.*
200   Gull We are about to leave for Philippines.*
201   Gumption We are about to leave for Manila.
202   Gunboat We are about to leave for Iloilo.
203   Gunnage We are about to leave for Portugal.*
204   Gunner We are about to leave for Lisbon.
205   Gunnery We are about to leave for Oporto.
206   Gunning We are about to leave for Red Sea.*
207   Gunwale We are about to leave for Russia.*

H:    
208   Halcyon We are about to leave for St. Petersburg.
209   Halibut We are about to leave for Riga.
210   Haliotes We are about to leave for Sweden.*
211   Halyard We are about to leave for Spain.*
212   Hammock We are about to leave for Bilbao.
213   Harbour We are about to leave for Vigo.
214   Harbourage We are about to leave for Huelva.
215   Haroship* We are about to leave for Cadiz.
* Note: Code word for sentence 215 is Harbourless in previous editions.
216   Harpoon We are about to leave for Barcelona.
217   Harpooner We are about to leave for the Straits Settlements.*
218   Hatch We are about to leave for Singapore.
219   Hatchet We are about to leave for Sicily.*
220   Hatchway We are about to leave for the Falkland Islands.*
221   Haul We are about to leave for the Canary Islands.*
222   Haulage We are about to leave for the Cape Verde Islands.*
(* The names of ports or places should follow code word unless understood.)
223   Hauler We are about to leave for Turkey.*
224   Haven We are about to leave for Constantinople.
225   Havened We are about to leave for Batúm.
226   Hawse We are about to leave for Uruguay.*
227   Hawser We are about to leave for Monte Video.
228   Hazard We are about to leave for United States.*
229   Hazardous We are about to leave for Venezuela.*
230   Hazardry We are about to leave for West Indies.*
231   Haze We are about to leave for Yellow Sea.*
232   Haziness We are about to leave and shall coal at Alexandria; write there.
233   Hazy We are about to leave and shall coal at Algiers; write there.
234   Heada We are about to leave and shall coal at Brindisi; write there.
235   Headband We are about to leave and shall coal at Elsinore; write there.
236   Headily We are about to leave and shall coal at Gibraltar; write there.
237   Headland We are about to leave and shall coal at Malta; write there.
238   Headstone We are about to leave and shall coal at Port Said; write there.
239   Headstall We are about to leave and shall coal at Las Palmas (Canary Islands).
240   Headstrong We are about to leave and shall coal at Madeira Islands.
241   Headway We are about to leave and shall coal at St. Vincent (C. Verde Islands).
242   Heban We are about to leave and shall coal at Aden.
243   Hebot Expect to be away in two days.
244   Hebix Expect to be away in a week.
245   Heel Expect to be away in two weeks.
246   Heeling Expect to be away in a month.
247   Helm Have received orders to load for --.*
(* Unless understood, names of ports or places should follow code word.)
248   Helmage Have commenced loading; taking full cargo here.
249   Helmless Have commenced loading; taking part cargo here, and completing at --.
250   Helmsman Will leave soon, and wire you where to write.
251   Hemp Will leave soon. Ask owners where to address letters.
252   Hitch Now leaving for (here follows name of port, place, or station).
253   Hooker Arrives; shall be here some time; you can write here.
254   Horizon Arrived; shall be here only a few days; will write from next port.
255   Hulk Arrived, and leaving for -- to discharge there.
256   Hull Arrived at --.
257   Hurricane Arrived at -- after a good passage.
258   Hyades Arrived at -- after a bad passage; heavy gales.
259   Hydraulic Arrived at --; keeping very fit and well.
260   Hydriad Arrived at --; greatly improving in health.
261   Hydrometer Arrived at --; feeling very seeding.
262   Hydrophone Arrived at --; leaving again at once.
263   Hydrophore Arrived at --; cable me. We are sailing soon.
264   Hydroscope Arrived at --; cable me. We are sailing soon.

I:    
265   Ice Arrived; ship in quarantine for a few days.
266   Icean Arrived; ship in quarantine until --.
267   Iceba Arrived; shall wait here for orders.
268   Iceberg Arrived; at well.
269   Icebl Arrived all well; expect to leave for --.
270   Iceblink Very glad to hear of your safe arrival.
271   Iceboat Very glad to hear of your safe arrival; am writing.
272   Iced Arrived here all well; meet me at --.
273   Icefield Arrived here all well; leaving for home to-morrow.
274   Icefloe Arrived here all well; leaving for home in a few days.
275   Icepack Arrived here all well; leaving for home very shortly.
276   Icelander Arrived here all well; am leaving for -- to load for --.
277   Iceness Arrived here; future movements uncertain.
278   Inboard Arrived here; expect we shall be here some time.
279   Indiaman Arrived here; shall have to wait for cargo, so continue writing.
280   Inshore Expect to sail to-day, but orders may be changed.
281   Iron About to leave; plenty of time for you to write to next port.
282   Ironclad Now leaving; plenty of time for you to write to next port.
283   Island Sailing on Monday.
284   Islander Sailing on Tuesday.
285   Isle Sailing on Wednesday.
286   Islesman Sailing on Thursday.
287   Isobar Sailing on Friday.
288   Isochnal Sailing on Saturday.
289   Isocryme Sailing on Sunday.
290   Isthmus Sailing shortly for --.

J:    
291   Jacko Sailing to-day; shall call at --.
292   Jackstaff Sailing to-day; shall not call at --.
293   Jackstay Sailing to-day; coming direct home.
294   Jackstar Arrived here; * letter follows.
(* Wherever spaces are left for names of ports or places these should follow code word. In some cases it is not necessary to send name of port where cable has been sent; this is given gratis at the heading of telegram.
295   Jerk Arrived here; * write.
296   Jetsam Now leaving for --; write there.
297   Jettison Now leaving for --; will write on arrival.
298   Jib Going to --; write there at once.
299   Jibboom Going to --; letter follows; write now.
300   Jigger When do you expect to leave?
301   Jiggermast Where can I write?
302   Jollyboat Let me know your destination.
303   Jonah Will you call at --.*
304   Junk We shall be calling at --.*
305   Junkman Now leaving for cable repair of --.*
306   Junker There are several cables to repair.
307   Jupiter Expect to go to -- after repair.
308   Jurymast Ordered on repair; will write first post.
309   Jury Expect to be long time away.
310   Jussive If fine weather we should return here in a few days.
311   Jutty Do you know who is going in the --?

K:    
312   Keckle When will you relieve us?
313   Keckling We expect to relieve you about --.
314   Kedge Cable me latest ship news.
315   Keel Cable down; expect we shall be sent.
316   Keelage Delay your departure; we are leaving for repair.
317   Keelb -- has ariived at --.
318   Keeled Expecting orders daily.
319   Keeler Repairing cable en route.
320   Keelhaul Unless other cable broken we shall return here.
321   Keeling You may be ordered to relieve --.
322   Keelman Cable broken down off.
323   Keels Let me know who is to repair--.
324   Keelson Expect you will have to repair --.
325   Keg -- has been ordered on repair.
326   Kegab We are ordered to repair a cable off --,* and shall likely call at --*; you had better write one letter there. I will wire or write at first fort of call.
(* Ports or places left blank should follow code word if not understood.)
327   Keir Several cables down, so expect to be away some time; write to --, and also to --, we may call there. I will cable or write first port.
328   Keist I have sent letter or letters to --*; you will find them on your arrival there.
329   Keito Will probably return to head station after repair.
330   Keive Returning to station.
331   Kejam Bad weather outside; shall probably put in for shelter somewhere; if so, will write if possible to post.
332   Kejop Cable is in deep water, so may have much difficulty and delay.
333   Kelab Cable in shallow water, do not expect to be long on repair.
334   Kelk If you hear anything about us being relieved please cable; find out if you can.
335   Kelma I hear that we shall (you will) be relieved soon. Am writing.
336   Kelo Shall send you wireless message informing you of progress.
337   Kelop Let me know by wireless to ship at sea.


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