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Hudig & Co (The Netherlands)

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[Maatschappij Zeevaart] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003 See also:

Maatschappij Zeevaart

N.V. Maatschappij Zeevaart, Rotterdam
Houseflag: white with in the canton a five-pointed star; below it letters "H&V", all bright blue.
Image from Flagchart of houseflags of Dutch shipping companies, attached to the magazine "De Blauwe Wimpel", April 1956.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003

The flags of Maatschappij Zeevaart and Hudig & Veder are one and the same.
Sources vary on the shape of the lettering but the 2nd as shown for the latter is apparently the correct one coming from the site and is that shown by the later publications. The relationship is that Hudig & Veder N.V. were operators, probably owners, of N.V. Maatschappij Zeevaart.
I do not know whether it signifies a change in the flag of Hudig & Pieters' Algemeene Scheepvaart Maatschappij N.V., but pre WW2 Brown sources do not show an edging of the white panel from the cross.
Neal Rosanoski, 6 Dec 2003


Hudig & Pieters

[Hudig & Pieters houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003

N.V. Hudig & Pieters Algemeene Scheepvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam
Blue with red St. George's Cross; in the center of the field four lying white blocks, placed on each quarter; in the canton letter "H", in the center of the cross letter "&", in bottom fly letter "P", all white.
Image from Flagchart of houseflags of Dutch shipping companies, attached to the magazine "De Blauwe Wimpel", April 1956.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003


Hudig & Pieters - alternative version

[Hudig & Pieters - alternative version] image by Jarig Bakker, 16 Aug 2006

I have a copy of a family book, Die Familie Pieters, published in 1956 (in Dutch) as a limited edition to commemorate 100 years of Hudig & Pieters. I also hold the English translation of that book. The book itself is an in depth look at the history of the company focussing on each generation of the Pieters family directly involved with Hudig and Pieters. I notice that in contrast to the 'H&P' detailed on your Hudig and Pieters houseflag, those letters were not commonly displayed on the flag elsewhere.
Certainly they do not appear on the flag displayed on the front cover of the family book nor on other commemorative items (such as a dinner set). Last year I met with the last managing partner of the Hudig & Pieters firm (prior to its merger(take-over) by Dammers in 1970), Ludovicus Johannes Pieters. The elderly LJ Pieters lives in Rhoon, near Rotterdam - he still flies the Hudig & Pieters houseflag at his home (see photos attached - also no H&P displayed(?)).
See also: Phoenix Lijn.
Rohan Tomas Lyall-Wilson, 16 Aug 2006


Hudig & Veder

[Hudig & Veder houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2003

Hudig & Veder - white with blue letters H&V and a blue five-pointed star at the hoist.
This flag is nearly identical to the one of Maatschappij Zeevaart; the differences are different fonts and a darker blue color. So far I have found no relationship between the two companies. There is a relationship between Hudig & Veder, and Hudig & Peters  - same family, but there seems to have been a bitter feud...
Source: this website.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2003


NV Ertslijn

[NV Ertslijn] image by Jarig Bakker, 27 Aug 2004

From the link provided by Barbara Tomlinson of The National Maritime Museum: "The house flag of the Rotterdam Steam Ship Co. A white rectangular flag with a blue five-pointed star in the upper hoist corner and a blue letter 'E' in the fly. The flag is made of nylon and is machine sewn. A rope and clip is attached."
It is the same pattern as the flags of Hudig & Veder/Maatschappij Zeevaart. - but quite different from the flag of Stoomvaart Maatschappij "Rotterdam"...
Jarig Bakker, 27 Aug 2004

Under Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Rotterdam' you placed a flag which belongs to Hudig & Veder; it is the flag of NV Ertslijn, a company which took into service two bulk-carriers in 1958 under the management of NV Scheepvaart Mij. Zodiak, which was directed by the Rotterdam firm Hudig & Veder; the flag with its blue star and letter E reminds of Hudig & Veder,
Albert Kelder, 6 Jan 2009