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Armement Deppe (Shipping company, Belgium)

Compagnie Nationale Belge de Transports Maritimes

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[Houseflag of Deppe]by Jarig Bakker

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Presentation of Armement Deppe

Armement Deppe was based in Antwerp and specialised in the route to Central and South America. In 1960, the Compagnie Maritime Belge took over Armement Deppe.

The Eurosal consortium was built between nine European and South American ship owners: Johnson Line, Armement Deppe, Compania Naviera Marasia (Madrid), Compania Sud-Americana de Vapores (Valparaiso), Hapag-Lloyd (Hamburg/Bremen), Lineas Navieras Bolivianas (La Paz), Nedlloyd (Rotterdam), Pacific Steam Navigation Company (Liverpool) and Transportes Navieros Ecuatorianos (Guayaquil). In 1987 Empremar (Chile) and CNP (Peru) joined the Eurosal consortium.


The CMB website, however, says that some lines were discontinued due to oil crises and the resulting economic difficulties, during the late seventies/early eighties. Armement Deppe is not mentioned by name, but I suspect it was among the victims.

Jan Mertens, 5 November 2003

House flag of Armement Deppe

The flag of Armement Deppe is shown in the Larousse Commercial (1930) as a white flag with a broad blue border (1/5 of flag height); in the middle a red rosette between blue letters A and D. The funnel was yellow.

Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels, published at Lloyd's Royal Exchange. London. E.C. (1911), also available online thanks to the Mystic Seaport Foundation, shows a similar house flag for Adolf Deppe, also called Compagnie Belge de Transports Maritimes.

Jan Mertens, 6 May 2004

The image shown on the top of this page was drawn after All about Ships and Shipping, 1938.

Jarig Bakker, 7 November 2003