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United Netherlands Navigation Co. (The Netherlands)

Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij N.V., Den Haag

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[United Netherlands Navigation Co.] by Al Fisher, 6 February 1999 See also:

Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij N.V. (United Netherlands Navigation Co.)

(Source: [ste59] Stewart 1959, 332)
Al Fisher, 6 February 1999

United Netherlands Navigation Co. Correct name Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij N.V. and this edition of Stewart apparently shows red instead of the correct orange, probably as a result of printing restrictions, and is not the only one with others showing it as yellow for the same reason.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 Sep 2003


Holland West-Afrika Lijn

[HWAL houseflag]

Holland West-Afrika Lijn (Holland West Africa Line) belonged to the N.V. Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij, with houseflag: two equally wide horizontal stripes of Red and Blue; overall a white diamond charged with black capitals HWAL.
Source: "The dumpy book of ships and the sea" (ed. Henry Sampson, published by Sampson Low, London, circa 1957).
James Dignan, 14 Oct 2003

Holland West-Africa Lijn was a joint service operated by Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart-Maatschappij N.V. and Hollandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij N.V., the latter appearing to withdraw around the mid 1960s. By the beginning of the 1970s they are no longer shown in Lloyds though it appears that the constituent companies used their own vessels in the service so it may have continued. Although book sources show the flag as displayed, the flag at the Josef  Nüsse's site has a different lettering style.
Neale Rosanoski, 7 Nov 2003


N.V. Hollandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Amsterdam

Hollandse Stoomvaartmaatschappij by Jarig Bakker, 17 Aug 2004

The house flag of the Holland Steamship Co, Amsterdam. A white flag with the national flag of the Netherlands in the canton. The letters 'HSM' across the centre is red. The flag is made of cotton fabric and is machine sewn. A rope is attached.
Info from The National Maritime Museum.
Barbara Tomlinson, 17 Aug 2004