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House flags of soviet asian (river) shipping companies

Last modified: 2014-04-05 by zoltán horváth
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Central-Asian River Steamship Co.
Средне-Азиацкое речное пароходство | Sredne-Aziackoe reĉnoe paroqodstvo

Original version

SARP house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 14 Aug 2000

White pennent bordered with red. Two crossed blue anchors and red crescent, letters "USSR". Adopted in the 1920ths.
Victor Lomantsov, 14 Aug 2000

Where do we have the "SSSR" version from? Could it be that it was really written there "SARP" and "SSSR" is just what someone who did not know what was really written, put there as his guess…? Even highly believable if the source is western (i.e. was unable to read cyrillic), though the SU sources might have made the same error…
Željko Heimer, 19 Oct 2005

Chartered area

What was the chartered area of this company?

  • Aral sea?
  • Balkash lake?
  • Amudarya river — up to Kerki?
  • Syrdarya river — up to Shardara lake?
António Martins, 22 Oct 2003

Later version

SARP house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 14 Aug 2000

Later the crescent was removed. I saw this in magazines of the 1970ies. I think it really used until the 1990ies.
Victor Lomantsov, 14 Aug 2000


Amur State River Steamship Co.
Амурское государственное речное пароходство | Amurskoe gosudarstvennoe reĉnoe paroqodstvo

AGRP house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 12 Aug 2000

Yellow hammer and sickle on red field in the hoist part, the fly is white. I saw this in magazines of the 1970ies, and I know it was adopted in the 1920ies. I think it really used until the 1990ies.
Victor Lomantsov, 12 Aug 2000

Chartered area

What was the chartered area of this company? Amur river up to Blagovexensk?
António Martins, 22 Oct 2003


North-West State River Steamship Co.
Северо-западное государственное речное пароходство | Severo-zapadnoe gosudarstvennoe reĉnoe paroqodstvo

SZGRP house flag
image by António Martins, 18 Oct 2005

White pennant with red canton. Blue hammer and sickle in the fly. I saw this pennant on photo of 1970ths: there were letters "SZRP" instead of "SSSR". I saw this in magazines of the 1970ies, and I know it was adopted in the 1920ies. I think it really used until the 1990ies.
Victor Lomantsov, 15 Aug 2000

Chartered area

What was the chartered area of this company? Yenesey river?
António Martins, 22 Oct 2003

Earlier version (1920)

SZGRP 1920 house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 15 Aug 2000

White pennant with red canton. Letters "SSSR" (USSR) in the canton. Blue hammer and sickle in the fly (in the 1920ths). (In photo of 1970ths there were letters "SZRP" instead of "SSSR".) It was adopted in the 1920ies.
Victor Lomantsov, 15 Aug 2000

Where do we have the "SSSR" version from? It may well be that the abbreviation was indeed SZRP aleways, and "SSSR" is just what someone who did not know what was really written, put there as his guess… Even highly believable if the source is western (i.e. was unable to read cyrillic), though the SU sources might have made the same error…
Željko Heimer, 19 Oct 2005


North-Yakutian River Steamship Co.
Северо-Якутское речное пароходство | Severo-Âkutskoe reĉnoe paroqodstvo

SÂRP house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 09 Sep 2000

Flag of 1932-1953. Blue pennant with white canton. There are two crossed blue anchors and inscriptions: "S.Ya.R.P" (short name of the company), "G.U.S.M.P" (Main department of North Sea Ways).
Victor Lomantsov, 09 Sep 2000

Chartered area

What was the chartered area of this company?

  • Kolyma river?
  • Indugurka river?
António Martins, 22 Oct 2003


Lena River Steamship Co.
Ленское речное пароходство | Lenskoe reĉnoe paroqodstvo

SÂRP house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 09 Sep 2000

White-red pennant with red hammer and sickle and blue cyrillic letters "LURP". I saw this in magazines of the 1970ies. I think it really used until the 1990ies.
Victor Lomantsov, 09 Sep 2000

Chartered area

What was the chartered area of this company? Lena river up to Usth-Kut?
António Martins, 22 Oct 2003


Lena Goldfield Limited
Лена - Гольдфильд Лимитед | Lena - Golhdfilhd Limited

Lena Goldfield house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 02 Nov 2003

In 1926 soviet government adopted pennant for ships of joint-stock company "Lena - Goldfield Limited" (Lena - river in Siberia; "Goldfield Limited" - name in English with cyrillic letters). This pennant looks like 1/4 of Union Jack. Was it soviet-british or british company?
Victor Lomantsov, 02 Nov 2003


Irtysh river Steamship Co.
Иртышское речное пароходство | Irtyŝskoe reĉnoe paroqodstvo

IRP house flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 09 Sep 2000

I saw this in magazines of the 1970ies. I think it really used until the 1990ies.
Victor Lomantsov, 09 Sep 2000

Chartered area

What was the chartered area of this company?

  • from Qanty-Mansiĭsk to Omsk?
  • Tobol river also?
  • Tura river also?
  • Tara river also?
António Martins, 22 Oct 2003


Yenisey River Steamship Administration
Енисейское Управление речного пароходства | Eniseĭskoe Upravlenie reĉnogo paroqodstva

IRP house flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Apr 2009

Its pennant is in the book [iva71], by Konstantin A. Ivanov, 1971, on page 60.
Victor Lomantsov, 10 Nov 2005

Triangular 1:2 flag with central lozenge touching the tip and the mid point of the hoist, its flyside edges coinciding with the flag’s, leaving two yellow triangles at top hoist and bottom hoist. On the top hoist a red hammer and sickle emblem (no star), and centered on the lozenge a white anchor surrounded by sans serif letters "ЕУ" ("EU", at hoist side) and "РП" ("RP", at fly side), also white and twisted to fit the available space.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Apr 2009


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