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Vimont & Cie (Shipping company, France)

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History of Vimont & Cie

In the beginning of the XXth century, Vimont bought two sailing ships, SS France-Marie and Jules-Henri, specially designed for the transport of oil from the USA to France.
In August 1922, Vicary joined Vimont and they founded the Société d'Affrêtement et d'Armement, dedicated to cargo shipping. In 1929, the three cargo ships SS Jean-Jacques, Caid and MS Secundus, once the biggest motorship in Marseilles, were sold. Only old SS Jules-Henri was kept and the company was renamed Compagnie Française de Navires Citernes (with Navires in plural although there was only one ship!).
The company was sold off in 1934 when old Jules-Henri was deemed obsolete.

Source: Paul Bois. Armements marseillais - Compagnies de navigation et navires à vapeur (1831-1988), published by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence [boi03].

Ivan Sache, 19 February 2004


House flag of Vimont & Cie

[Flag of Vimont]by Ivan Sache

According to Paul Bois (Armements marseillais - Compagnies de navigation et navires à vapeur (1831-1988), published by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence) [boi03], the house flag of Vimont & Cie is horizontally divided in seven red and six white stripes, the red stripes being twice higher than the white ones, with a big white canton charged with the blue letters AV & C.

[Flag of Vimont]by Ivan Sache

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 the house flag of Vimont & Cie with six white and five red stripes, no canton but a blue star in upper hoist, and AV&C (blue) in lower fly.

Ivan Sache, 19 February 2004

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