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Russian erchant flags (<1917)

Last modified: 2002-10-05 by antonio martins
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Merchant flags (19th cent.)

It is perhaps not very well known fact, that majority of Russian merchant navy during the 19th century was registered in the grand-duchy of Finland, owned and operated by Finns. These ships used Russian flags, but among seafaring circles was known as Finnish rather than Russians.
Iiro Hyrsky, 29 Feb 2000

Kavkaz i Merkurii~

[KiM flag]
by Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000

Flag of steamship and merchant company Kavkaz i Merkurii~ (Caucasus and Mercury)
Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000


[KiM Pennant]
by Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000

Pennant of the same company
Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000

Rossiyskii~ Morskoi~ Soz (1910-1917)

[RMS flag]
by Victor Lomantsov, 10 Jun 2000

Ensign of "Russian Sea Union" - white-blue-red flag with abbreviation "RMS" (Rossiyskiy Morskoy Soyuz). The ensign was adopted by Emperor on November, 8, 1910 (Decree No 34371).
Victor Lomantsov, 10 Jun 2000

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