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House flags of British shipping companies (11)

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Aberdeen Coal and Shipping Co., Ltd.

[Aberdeen Coal and Shipping Co. Ltd. houseflag]
by Phil Nelson, 8 April 2000

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

Anchor Line

[Anchor Line houseflag]
by Al Fisher, 25 Jan 1999

Andrew Weir Shipping Co. Ltd. (logo)

  [Andrew Weir Co. houseflag]
by Aingeru Astui Zarraga, 26 April 2002

The logo with the crown and a pair of hands holding the ship belongs to "Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd.". The one of the McAndrews is most simple.


Atlantic Steamship Co. Ltd.

[Atlantic Steamship Co. Ltd. houseflag]
by Ivan Sache, 30 December 2001

Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. began in the 1930's, but had no ships until 1945/46 when they acquired ex-navy landing craft, and later pioneered purpose built RoRo [roll-on-roll-off] ships. They also traded under the name Transport Ferry Service. The flag was a white burgee, bordered in blue and with a bluebird motif in the centre. In 1974 the company was acquired by Townsend Thoresen and the flag slowly phased out as ship liveries were changed at refit.

Ted Harrison, 11 December 2001

Bank Line

[Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd houseflag]
by Jorge Candeias, 24 April 2002

This is a company that serves the South Pacific islands but is, at least originally, a Scottish company. A couple of websites include information on this company, namely and The Scottish origins are very evident in the flag, which could be described as a Scottish flag with an arm of the cross removed and half of the field turned red. In other more vexillological words, it's a diagonal bicolour (lower hoist - upper fly) red over blue with a white diagonal band throughout.
Jorge Candeias, 24 April 2002

The "Bank Line" is part of the "Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd." founded in 1885 and stablished in London. The "Bank Line" was formed by Andrew Weir in 1905 and since that time has been operating regular services between Europe and the South Pacific. Another subsidiary of "Andrew Weir" is "McAndrews", a ship agency organization that provides services throughout the Iberian Peninsula. Its regional offices are located in Spain and Portugal. It was established in 1770 by William McAndrews as a shipping and trading company.
Aingeru Astui Zarraga, 25 April 2002

  Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd

[Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd houseflag]
by Al Fisher, 25 Jan 1999

Bland Line Ltd.

[Bland Line houseflag]
by Phil Nelson, 11 April 2000

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

Blue Funnel Line

[Blue Funnel Line houseflag]
by Al Fisher, 25 Jan 1999

Booth Steamship Co., Ltd.

[Booth Steamship Co., Ltd. houseflag]
by Al Fisher, 25 Jan 1999

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