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Compagnie Maritime Française (Shipping company, France)

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[Compagnie Maritime Francaise house flag]by Ivan Sache

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Presentation of Compagnie Maritime Française

There is no information available on Compagnie Maritime Française, except it was based in Nantes. The company was most probably among the several shipping companies that were created in France after the adoption in 1893 of the law sponsoring shipping activity (loi sur les primes à la navigation). Several shipyards in Nantes were then famous for the building of big sailing boats.

Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003

Description of the flag of Compagnie Maritime Française

The house flag of the company is shown as #2025, p. 133, section "sailing vessels", in 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.

The flag is blue with a white diamond and the red letters CMF placed horizontally in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003