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Huddart Parker

[Huddart Parker Ltd] by Jarig Bakker, 16 Aug 2004

From the link provided by Barbara Tomlinson of The National Maritime Museum

The house flag of Huddart Parker Ltd, Melbourne. A rectangular, red flag with a blue saltire. The letters 'HP' in white are at the sides. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope is attached.
Jarig Bakker, 16 Aug 2004

Melbourne Steamship Company

[Melbourne by James Dignan, 10 Oct 2003

[A blue flag, with a white horizontal band crossed by a red vertical band. The letters "M S Coy" are spread across the white band, with the "S" placed on the red band.]
Source: The dumpy book of ships and the sea [sam57]
James Dignan, 10 Oct 2003

The Melbourne Steamship Company was formed in 1895 from a merger of three shipping companies.
Phil Nelson, 10 Oct 2003

According to articles in The Log (Nautical Assn. of Australia) the white and red bands were broad and the lettering was "MSCo" not "MSCoy" with the "o" not being enhanced although an illustration in Marine News 7/1970 shows it being enhanced. This publication shows an image in black and white and does not specify the lettering colour, showing it, like Sampson [sam57], in black. The Log is more specific giving the "M" and "Co" as blue and the "S" as white and portrayed as being slightly larger though it is noted that a company menu, and possibly an actual flag, are known to have shown all blue lettering.
Neale Rosanoski, 17 Jan 2005

North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd.

[North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd] by Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2005

North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd., Sydney N.S.W.: quartered flag of blue and red; in all quarters white "NCSCo.".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies [wed26].
Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2005