Decoding 19th Century Signal Flags

nauticalstyle
24th October 2012, 06:58
Can anyone decode Howe's, Maryat's or Popham's code flags from the mid 19th Century?

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i434/nauticalstyle/Nautical/Lighhouse_signals_480x640.jpg

The image of the lighthouse is from the bottom right hand corner of this sea chest painting of a Dutch Clipper:

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i434/nauticalstyle/Nautical/ShipPainting.jpg