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Only one Portuguese house flag in Sandy Hook’s series in the
1930 Larousse Commercial [hok30]:
«Cia. Nacional de Navegaçao», (no tilde on the "a"!)
Lisbon: quarterly blue and white.
Jan Mertens, 09 Dec 2003
Also shown in The dumpy book of ships and the sea
James Dignan, 10 Oct 2003
The 1959 edition of Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours
by Colin Stewart [ste59] shows
this flag under #311.
Al Fisher, 28 Jan 1999
It’s the same houseflag as the British
Channel Islands Shipping Co.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Oct 2003
Empreza Nacional de Navegação, Lissabon - West Africa
till Mossamedes and Porto-Alexandre. Houseflag:
Blue and White quartered.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Oct 2003
Founded in 1881 as 'Empreza Nacional de Navegacao'
by "Bensaude & Cia, Lima, Mayer & Cia and Ernst George to operate services to
Africa" (and India, 1951-1972). Name change to C.N.N. in 1918; merger with
Sociedade Geral de Comercio in 1972; wound up in 1985.
Simplon Postcards page, showing a number of ships:
The simple house flag - blue and white, the former royal colours - has been given a logo in the upper hoist in a table flag version. A white initial 'C', almost closed, surrounds two white stylized initials 'n' suggesting waves (I suppose we can discount the blue sleeve).
Would this have been the house flag 1972-1985 after the merger with Sociedade Geral de Comercio? Possibly, as shown on this page (halfway down; other interesting logos and flagoids).
Source: German eBay offer no. 290221927134
Jan Mertens, 2 Oct 2008
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