Last modified: 2002-10-19 by santiago dotor
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by Al Fisher and Thanh-Tâm Lê
Zim Israel Navigation Company: Stewart 1959 no. 425. Is there a version of Zim with the Star of David?
Al Fisher, 7 February 1999
Zim (a word from the bible that means "fleets") flag is blue-white-blue (1:4:1) with 7 big gold 6 points stars on the white stripe (4 up 3 down). I see this flag twice a day since Zim headquarters is in the way to my work. The origin of the flag made of two blue stripes and seven gold stars came from the book The Jewish State by B.Z. Herzl, the first leader of the Zionist Organization. There has never been a flag of Zim without stars. Someone forgot the 7 gold stars. I seem to recall a variant which was with Israeli flag kind of blue stripes, but the gold stars were there from the beginning. You can see a little of the flag at their website [broken link], it is the second from the left.
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 1999
From the Zim website:
Zim was incorporated in 1945 by the Jewish Agency, which held 44% of the shares, the Israel Labour Foundation (Histadrut) and the Israel Maritime League. (...) In 1947 the first Zim ship was purchased (...). The main task of the early years was the carriage of hundreds of thousands of refugees and immigrants to Israel.
Santiago Dotor, 6 June 2001
by Ivan Sache
The houseflag of Lucy Borchard Shipping Ltd. (website here with animated flag).
Dov Gutterman, 25 August 2001