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See the entry under New Zealand House Flags
image by Martin Grieve and Jonathan Dixon, 7 Nov 2005
Tasmanian Steamers is featured at
The image on the site is not very clear, but there is a Union Jack in the
centre of a red field, with some part of the saltires extending to the
corners of the whole flag. There is also a white letter T to the hoist
side of the Union Jack and a white S to the fly.
Jonathan Dixon, 25 April 2005
The company was formed in 1921 as a joint
venture of Huddart Parker Ltd. and Union Steam Ship Co. of N.Z. Ltd.
for the Bass Strait trade and the flag, taken from The Log, shows it
as a combination of the two founders being red with a blue saltire
surmounted by a Union Flag with the white letters "T" and "S" in hoist
and fly respectively. The Australian
National Line took over the trade in 1959 and Huddart Parker sold out
to Union Co. in 1961 and they finally wound up the company in 1984.
Neale Rosanoski, 16 August 2005
image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Oct 2005
Waratah Towage Pty., Ltd., Sydney - blue flag, white
diamond, red "W".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95].
Jarig Bakker, 5 October 2005