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Valentine Chemical Carriers

[Valentine Chemical Carriers]  by Joe McMillan

Valentine Chemical Carriers, Philadelphia
Again, no further information. Flag green with a large white V.
Source: US Navy's 1961 H.O.

Joe McMillan, 30 November 2001

Vanderbilt European Line

[Vanderbilt European Line]  by Joe McMillan

Vanderbilt European Line, New York (1855-1861)
This was one of the many shipping ventures begun by "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, who built a one-boat ferry operation in New York harbor into one of the great fortunes of the 19th century. This particular line began operations to Le Havre in 1855, to Bremen in 1857, but didn't last long and ceased transatlantic service in 1861 with the outbreak of the Civil War. The flag was white with a red V.
Source:  chart of "Private Signals of the Merchants of New York"

Joe McMillan, 30 November 2001

Victory Carriers

[Victory Carriers]  by Joe McMillan

Victory Carriers, New York
I believe this was one of the many companies that got its start after World War II using surplus wartime cargo ships (Victory ships, hence the name).  The flag was white with the red letters VC.
Source: US Navy's 1961 H.O., Stewart & Styring (1963)

Joe McMillan, 30 November 2001