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Rimorchiatori Napoletani


by Ivan Sache, 18 October 2003

The houseflag of Rimorchiatori Napoletani Srl  (Naples, Italy) is blue with combined  "FNR" according to <www.raccontare.com>.
Dov Gutterman, 18 October 2003


Rimorchiatory - Porto di Genova


by Jorge Candeias , 4 March 1999

Quartered per saltire, white at the hoist and fly, green at the top and red at the bottom. A black "R"centered on the hoist field and a black "G" centered at the fly field.
Jorge Candeias, 4 March 1999

The full name of this subsidary is: Rimorchiatory Riuniti Porto di Genova. It is a tugs company.
Dov Gutterman, 4 March 1999


Rimorchiatori Riuniti Spa


by Jorge Candeias, 2 March 1999

Quartered per saltire, the top quarter is green, the fly quarter white charged with a black "R", the bottom quarter is dark red and the hoist quarter white charged with a black "R".
Jorge Candeias, 2 March 1999


Rimorchiatori Salerno


by Jorge Candeias, 4 March 1999

Quartered per saltire, white at the hoist and fly, green at the top and red at the bottom. A black "R"centered on the hoist field and a black "S" centered at the fly field.
Jorge Candeias, 4 March 1999


"Roma" S. di Navigazione


by Jarig Bakker, 13 July 2004

At home I have a stout "Larousse Commercial Illustré" (a kind of trade encyclopedia) published in Paris, 1930. It has four pages in colour illustrating house flags; a note identifies it as the work of Sandy Hook.
In this book, I found "Roma" S. di Navigazione, Genova: blue with white diamond touching the edges, a large red serif-less letter 'R' in the centre.  I estimate the letter to be 1/2 of flag height.
Jan Mertens, 20 December 2003


Samer & Co. Shipping Ltd


by Al Fisher, 11 Febuary 1999

Samer & Co. Shipping S.r.l. are noted as mangers for the North Korean company Korea Daesong Trading Corporation in the mid 1990s.
Neale Rosanoski, 11 April 2003


Sbachi


by Jarig Bakker, 14 January 2005

Societá Anonima Sbachi, Imbarchi E Transportari, Milano - white flag, red saltire; with in the center white disk, fimbriated green, charged with "S/T" in green.
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26].
Jarig Bakker, 14 January 2005


Sicula Americana


by Jarig Bakker, 24 January 2005

Soc. di Nav. Sicula Americana, Naples - white flag, red shield with yellow cross.
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26].
Jarig Bakker, 24 January 2005


Sicula Oceanica


by António Martins, 25 March 2000

I located this company house flag at http://notes4.grimaldi.it/group/f_principale.htm (defunct). You can see it here.
Dov Gutterman, 20 August 1999

Sicula Oceanica S.p.A. was formed in 1955 and is part of the Grimaldi Group.
Neale Rosanoski, 11 April 2003


Sitmar Line


by Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004


by Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004

From <www.timetableimages.com>: Sitmar Line (Societá Italiana di Servizi Marittimi): blue, a large white letter 'V' (no serifs) on it (second picture on this page, sailing schedule dating from 1965).
Various sources point out a difference between the pre- (i.e. WWII) and post-war company. Anyway it was founded in 1913 by a Russian émigré, Alexander Vlassov (hence the 'V') but flew another flag seen in this 1927 sheet (fourth on this page): i.e. a broad white diagonal from upper hoist to lower fly bearing letters 'SM'(no serifs), left triangle green and right one red with a white five-pointed star in the upper fly. For a (very small) colour picture, see the first print here. The royal Italian crown was extensively used in pre-war (WWII) advertising.
Company history, concentrating on the various ships at <www.simplonpc.co.uk> where we learn, for instance, that P&O acquired Sitmar Cruises in 1988 and that a swan would have replaced the 'V' on all funnels (and consequently on the house flag?). See the 'Fairstar (1964-88)' episode for that.
Jan Mertens, 14 July 2004

The two different flags result from the "Sitmar" name being used by two difference companies. The second flag with its diagonal triband etc. belonged to Societŕ Italiana di Servizi Marittimi which was formed in 1913 and merged into Societŕ Anonima di Navigazione Lloyd Triestino as part of the 1936 Italian Government shipping reorganization. The Vlasov connection under the Sitmar brand was with Societŕ Italiana Trasporti Marittimi S.p.A. which began operations prior to WW2 (probably 1938 which is a date given by Talbot-Booth for the start of the Vlassov group) and traded as Sitmar Line using the Vlasov blue flag with a white "V. Around 1970 it ceased to be a shipowner with the fleet being registered under name companies operated by another group member and presumably acted then as charterer of what used to be its own fleet. Whether the company continued to exist I do not know and possibly it was just the brand name that continued to be used until in 1980 they set up Sitmar Cruises Inc. once again as a shipowner which was then sold to P&O in 1988, at which point there would be a change of flag although there might have been an interim change for one showing the stylized swan "S" logo as is noted by <www.simplonpc.co.uk/Sitma> as appearing on the funnel of Fairstar just prior to the P&O takeover. Normally I would expect a cruise ship to fly a similar flag to its funnel design, even if only in a secondary role, and this would probably occur with the two swan versions plus that of the dolphin logo which the site mentions. After the takeover it continued under this name until changing in 1991 to Princess Cruise Lines Liberia Inc.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 July 2004


Societá Anonyma de Navigazione a Vapore Genovese


by Jarig Bakker, 18 December 2004

Societá Anonyma de Navigazione a Vapore Genovese, Genoa - white flag; in center red ring, containing a red 5-pointed star on white; in hoist top red "S"; in bottom fly red "G".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26]
Jarig Bakker, 18 December 2004


Tirrenia


by Jarig Bakker, 13 July 2004

From "The dumpy book of ships and the sea" (ed. Henry Sampson, published by Sampson Low, London, circa 1957):
"Tirrenia" Societa Anonima di Navigazione: Blue with a diagonal running from honour mpoint to bottom fly. The diahgonal is yellow over red. In upper fly, a capital "T" (white?), in lower hoist a Lion Passant regardant (possibly crowned, possibly yellow?).
James, 18 October 2003

The "T" is yellow; lion uncrowned.
Sources: All about Ships and Shipping, 1938, 1959; Lloyd's Calendar 1959.
Jarig Bakker, 18 October 2003


Tripcovich


by Jarig Bakker, 13 July 2004


Probably the old flag
by Jarig Bakker, 13 July 2004

The houseflag of Agenzia Tripcovich S.r.l (from Trieste), can be seen at <www.tripcovich.com>.
Dov Gutterman, 26 October 2003

The old flag is after Brown's Flags and Funnels (1951) - there is a brilliant rendition of the logo on a sail at <www.tripcovich.com>.
Tripcovich Shipping Agency was established on November 11, 1895, by Diodato Tripcovich, born in 1862 in Dobrota, Gulf of Kotor, from a family having deep-rooted seafaring traditions.
Jarig Bakker, 13 July 2004

According to the company website Diodato Tripcovich formed Ditta D. Tripcovich Societŕ di Armamento e Agenzia Marittima which later, going by an image, became Societŕ di Navigazione D. Tripcovitch & Ci. This image includes a red sail bearing a white foul anchor between the white letters "S" and "A" and this is the flag shown by sources from Lloyds 1912 to Stewart 1963 and although Lloyds 1904 shows a version with the anchor being without the cable. By the beginning of the 1980s, by which time the title is shown as D. Tripcovich & C. S.p.A. di Navigazione Rimorchi e Salvataggi, the ship owning activities only involved tugs and this appears to have ceased briefly before Lloyds show Armamento D. Tripcovich S.r.l. being formed in 1984 and again operating sundry tugs and research vessels until around the end of the century but whether they used the previous flag is not known. The current firm of Agenzie Tripcovitch S.r.l. with their biband pennant and yellow anchor are apparently the modern descendent, being involved in port agency and associated functions.
Neale Rosanoski, 15 July 2004


Valentino Gennarino

The houseflag of Valentino Gennarino S.r.l can be seen at <www.gennarini.net>.
Dov Gutterman, 4 November 2003


Valtomar

The houseflag of Valtomar Shipping S.r.l can be seen at <www.valtomar-shipping.com>.
Dov Gutterman, 4 November 2003


Vetor


by Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004

This Vetor Aliscafi houseflag can be seen at the company site at: <www.vetor.it>.
Dov Gutterman, 23 January 1999

The flag of Vetor Aliscafi (Italy) is a white logo on blue. What does the logo look like?
The original image is way too small to see.
Jorge Candeias, 13 Febuary 1999

I guess it's a large V - but I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't a houseflag at all...
Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004

Vetor Aliscafi should be Vetor Sr.l. being formed 1971 by Torquato Vecchiarelli and now incorporating all of his shipping. The website image is now a bit clearer and appears to be a light bright blue bearing a large white "V" though the font is unclear.
Neale Rosanoski, 15 July 2004


Villain & Fassio


Earlier version
by Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004


Later version
by Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004

Villain & Fassio, Soc. Italiana di Nav. Mercantile p. A., Genoa.
Earlier version - from Loughran (1979): same flag as "Fassio", , but with blue letters V&F on white.
Same company - later version from Loughran (1979): White with a red St. George's cross; in the canton the old company flag.
Jarig Bakker, 14 July 2004


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