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Save Our Souls, SOS


The Full form of SOS is ‘Save Our Souls’, ‘Save our Ships’ or ‘Si Opus Sit’ which means ‘if needed’. It is a Morse code which is used as a distress code to signal that a person is in danger and needs immediate help.

Code Meaning

The SOS distress code is In order of three dots, three dashes and three dots without any space. In International Morse Code, 3 dots represent letter S and 3 dashes represent letter O. The code was historically used by the ships to signal danger later on it was associated with ?Save Our Ship? or ?Save Our Souls? to remember the correct letters (SOS) of the code. So, in reality, SOS doesn't stand for anything.

Brief History

It was introduced by the German government on April 1, 1905 in radio regulations. It became the worldwide standard when it was included in the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention. It became effective on July 1, 1908. In 1999, this maritime radio distress signal was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

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