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What is the full form of SOS


SOS: Save Our Souls

SOS stands for Save Our Souls. It is also referred as Save Our Ship. It is a Morse code which is used as a distress code to signal danger. The code signals that a person is in danger and needs immediate help.

SOS full form

The SOS distress code is a sequence of three dots, three dashes and three dots without any space. In International Morse Code, three dots represent letter S and three 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 does not stand for anything.

Brief History

It was introduced on April 1, 1905 by the German government in radio regulations. It became the worldwide standard after 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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