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House flags of British shipping companies (4)

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Gracechurch Container Line

[Gracechurch Container Line houseflag] by Jorge Candeias, 30 Jan 1998

The logo is this image. Iíve seen both versions: in deep and in light blue, and donít know which one is the right one (if any).
Jorge Candeias, 30 Jan 1998

[Gracechurch Container Line alternate houseflag] by Jorge Candeias, 30 Jan 1998

Great Yarmouth Shipping Co., Ltd.

[Great Yarmouth Shipping Co., Ltd. houseflag] by Phil Nelson, 6 April 2000

from Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colors 1963

[Great Yarmouth Shipping Co., Ltd. houseflag] by Jarig Bakker

Based on The flagchart "Vlaggen in de haven van Amsterdam" (flags in the harbour of Amsterdam), no date. Per saltite white and blue, clockwise letters G S Co Y which read correctly anticlockwise. Basically the same design as above but with different colors and smaller letters
Jarig Bakker, 6 July 2004

Great Yarmouth Shipping Co. Ltd. According to Brown 1943 and 1951 there was an earlier flag of blue, two narrow white horizontal bands well spread with a white "S" between them [see below]. Possibly suspect as the letter hardly seems appropriate. The change, if there was one, to the yellow and black flag is shown by Stewart in 1953.
Neale Rosanoski, 15 June 2004

[Great Yarmouth Shipping Co., Ltd. houseflag] by Rob Raeside

Brown's Flags and Funnels, 1951, also shows a flag blue with narrow white horizontal strips at 1/3 and 2/3 of flag height; in the center a white capital S.
Jarig Bakker, 6 July 2004


G. T. Gillie & Blair

[Gillie & Blair houseflag] by Jorge Candeias, 21 Mar 1999

Itís a triangular flag with horizontal bottom, purplish blue with a dark blue border around it except in the hoist.
Jorge Candeias, 24 Feb 1999

[Gillie & Blair houseflag] by Neale Rosanoski

G.T. Gillie & Blair. Judging from the company website at www.gillieblair.com the flag image comprises a mauve field with a very dark blue border except at hoist, these two colours being fimbriated white [see above]. Although the image seems to suggest that the flag comprises a right angled triangle I wonder as this would be most unusual and a normal long pennant would seem possible, particularly as the flags previously shown have been pennants.

[Gillie & Blair houseflag]     [Gillie & Blair houseflag] by Rob Raeside

Talbot-Booth in Merchant Ships 1944 shows a blue pennant with a white orle (above, left) whilst Brown1951 and Stewart 1963 have the orle extending to the hoist (above, right) with Brown showing a thicker white. Whether these represent changes in design or colours I do not know but the format would seem to be basic after allowing for artistic licence from the sources. Also note that Stewart shows under the name of their subsidiary Firth Shipping Co. Ltd.
Neale Rosanoski, 15 June 2004


H. Clarkson & Co., Ltd.

[H. Clarkson & Co., Ltd. houseflag] by Al Fisher, 25 Jan 1999

H. Clarkson & Co. Ltd. The image shown presumably comes from the logo on the company website which is however too small to be clear. The flag, as shown by Stewart 1963 and Loughran 1979 is blue with a white saltire surmounted by a red shield edged white and bearing a yellow "C" [see below].
Neale Rosanoski, 15 June 2004

[H. Clarkson & Co., Ltd. houseflag] by Rob Raeside


H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd.

[H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd. houseflag] by Phil Nelson, 11 April 2000

from Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colors 1963

H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd. Ships wore the Scottish saltire at the foremast from 1918 to differentiate their vessels from those of Lloyd Austrico due to both having "Baron" as the first name of their vessels. This continued after the need was gone and then following their management amalgamation into Scottish Ship Management Ltd. in 1968 the ships continued to use the saltire as a stem jack but the houseflag of the management company.
Neale Rosanoski, 15 June 2004
 


Hain Steamship Co. Ltd.

[Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. houseflag] by Phil Nelson, 10 April 2000

from Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colors 1963

Hain new houseflag: red with in the center a standing black rectangular block, charged with white "H". Source: All about Ships & Shipping, 1959; Lloyd's Calendar 1959.
Jarig Bakker, 17 October 2003

[Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. houseflag] by Jarig Bakker

Hain old houseflag: white H on red field; source: All about Ships & Shipping, 1936
Jarig Bakker, 17 October 2003

Founded 1901 in Cardiff although the company had roots back to 1881. Purchased 1917 by P&O. In 1972 the company was merged into P&O's General Cargo Divison. The company ships started with the Cornish title Tre.
Phil Nelson, 18 October 2003

Larousse Commercial Illustrť (1930) shows Hain Steamship Co. Ltd., Cardiff: red, white letters (without serifs) EH in the middle, the letters' height being about one third of flag's. Compare with version shown above, 'Hain Steamship Co. Ltd' the older version of which (source: 1936) has a single letter 'H', white on red. 'EH' I take to mean Edward Haines, the firm's founder (back then: E. Hain & Co, St Ives, Cornwall, est. 1878). In any case, on this page: http://www.worldshipsociety.org/publications/books-wss-history.php?RECORD_INDEX(WorldShipSociety)=51 the 'EH' flag is shown on a book cover and in the on-line 1912 Lloyd's Flags & Funnels it's on p. 16 under No. 282 as 'Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. (E. Hain & Son), St Ives' but with the letters much bolder than Larousse has them: http://www.mysticseaport.org/library/initiative/Impage.cfm?PageNum=16&bibid=11061&ChapterId=8. This particular house flag clearly precedes those above, but then the firm went through a number of changes in the course of the years.
Jan Mertens, 28 May 2004

Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. According to Loughran (1979) the company was founded in 1878 by Edward Hain being originally based St. Ives (I presume the Cornwall one) and presumably they began trading through Cardiff in 1901. The original flag was red with the white letters "EH" and this was used until 1938 when the "E" was dropped and then post WW2 the black panel was added. The fleet commodore used a swallowtailed version of this latter flag according to Loughran with no mention being made of a similar provision through the previous flags. The company head office shifted to London in 1917 when P&O took over and the company itself was merged into Hain-Nourse Ltd. in 1964/5.
Neale Rosanoski, 15 June 2004


Hall Brothers Steam Ship Co., Ltd.

[Hall Brothers Steam Ship Co. houseflag] by Phil Nelson, 10 April 2000

from Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colors 1963

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