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Cascadia Container LIne, Inc.

[Cascadia Container lines]
by Jorge Candeias

Headquartered in: Vancouver, BC


Constantine Lines

[Constantine Lines]
by Jarig Bakker

From The National Maritime Museum:

The house flag of Constantine Lines, Montreal. A white flag with a red cross. In the centre, there is a white disc with a red border bearing the black letter 'C'. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached.

Brown (1951) has a red C

[Constantine Lines]
by Jarig Bakker

Brown (1951) has a red C.
Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2004


Imperial Oil

[Imperial Oil]
by Jarig Bakker

From The National Maritime Museum:

The house flag of Imperial Oil Ltd, Toronto. A rectangular flag divided diagonally in blue and white, with the letters 'I. O. LTD.' in white and blue. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and two Inglefield clips is attached.

Brown (1951) has thinner letters, and small capitals TD
Jarig Bakker, 17 August 2004

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Kerr Steamships/Kerr Norton Marine

[Kerr]
by Jorge Candeias


MANZ Line
Montreal, Australia and New Zealand Line

[Manz Line] by Jorge Candeias
based upon an image by Don Ramsey

[Manz Line] by Jorge Candeias
based upon an image in Brown (1951)

The MANZ Line was a Canadian company which was first registered in August 1936 when it took over the existing services of the Canadian Government Line, and it ceased operations in July 1971.
Don Ramsey, 5 December 2001


The MANZ Line was first registered in August 1936 as a venture between Commonwealth and Dominion Line (later Port Line), the Ellerman and Bucknall Steamship Co., Ltd. and the New Zealand Shipping Company. The MANZ line took over operations of the Canadian government's commercial shipping company as well as 10 ships it had purchased. The company ran from Canada to New Zealand and Australia, first only from western ports and later from eastern Canadian ports.

The flag was presented to the company by Sir Thomas Royden, a director of Port Line who presented the company with the flag of the former Royden Line with a maple leaf in the center diamond.

Although service was interrupted during World War II, it resumed in 1945. In 1947, it purchased its only new vessel since formed in 1936. The company discontinued service in July, 1971.
Information abstracted from "End of the MANZ Line" by Ian Farquhar, published in "Sea Breezes" in March 1972 and forwarded to FOTW by Don Ramsey.


Nordic Canadian Lines

[Nordic Canadian Lines]
by Jorge Candeias

Headquartered in: Nova Scotia

Type of ships: Tanker


Northland Navigation Company

[Northland Navigation Company]
by Phil Nelson

Started in 1944 as the British Columbia Steamship Company. In 1954, it changed its name and houseflag. It purchased Union Steamship in 1959. The company discontinued service in 1976.
Phil Nelson, 29 April 2000


Quebec Steamship Co.
Quebec and Gulf Ports Steamship Company

[Quebec Steamship Co.] by Ivan Sache

Shown on the Maritime Timetables site, the flag of the Quebec Steamship Co., a horizontal triband red-white-red, a blue vertical stripe (having the width of the others) laid over them in the centre. Document "Sailings November 1907-May 1908 (issued October 4, 1907)".

See also No. 1641 of the on-line Lloyds Flags & Funnels (widths slightly differing):

I understand this firm was previously called 'Quebec and Gulf Ports Steamship Company' (founded 1867, renamed 1880). Famous for its travels to Bermuda. Taken over by Canada Steamship Lines in 1913, then sold to Furness Withy in 1919 and dissolved in 1921.
Jan Mertens, 9 February 2005


W.B. Elsworth

[W.B.Elsworth]
by Ivan Sache

This is the flag of Imperial Oil Ltd. which originated 1880 and still operates as a subsidiary of Esso Petroleum Canada as part of Exxon Corporation. A similar flag with white letters "I.O.S." and blue letters "CO. LTD" with the initial letters of the last group being taller, was used by Imperial Oil Shipping Co. Ltd. which was incorporated back into Imperial Oil Ltd. in the late 1950s"as the Marine Division.
Neale Rosanoski, 22 November 2003

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