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image by Jarig Bakker, 10 December 2005
Ensign Express Shipping Ltd., Ramsgate - vertical blue-white-blue, in center
black italic "EE".
Source: Loughran (1995)
Jarig Bakker, 10 December 2005
Wedge 1926 Essex Line, Limited (Meldrum &
Swinson), London - white flag with blue Maltese cross, charged with a blue
rectangle with "EL" in white.
Jarig Bakker, 16 December 2004
image by Jarig Bakker
Esso Transportation Co., Ltd (also Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., and practically all
affiliates of Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey) - White ground; blue ellipse in
center containing Esso in red letters.
Jarig Bakker, 20 October 2003
Esso Transportation Co. Ltd. An unusual variation and such sketches appear in
the files of E.P. Harnack (All About Ships & Shipping). The company itself is
shown by Lloyds in the 1950s but the regular sources of that period, Stewart and
Brown, show it using the common group flag of white with the red legend "Esso"
within a blue oval ring [see the USA Exxon
page for the group detail]. The main British shipping company of the group
was Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. which changed its name in 1951 from Anglo-American
Oil Co. Ltd. with its use of the flag with the oval ring being confirmed on the
National Maritime Museum website though I note that in the accompanying written
description they mistakenly describe the lettering as being "red within a blue
oval" instead of "red within a blue oval ring". The use of the new flag is
confirmed officially by a letter from Esso Transportation Co. Ltd., dated
30.11.1951 to E.P. Harnack, stating that it was also used by Esso Petroleum Co.
Ltd. and most of the affiliates of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. They also
enclose the official drawings with measurements etc. dated October 1946 and
ironically it may well have been these which caused the initial problem
[certainly Harnark has interpreted it wrongly] as they talk of the colours as
being white for the ground, red for the letters and blue for the ellipse, just
as does the NMM, and then give measurements including both for the ellipse and
the ellipse band, but faced with the actual flag of Esso Petroleum Co.
Ltd. and funnel markings from photos it becomes clear that they really meant the
ellipse band to be blue and the field inside the ellipse to be white with the
red letters thereon.
Neale Rosanoski, 31 May 2005
image by Ivan Sache, 17 March 2004
The flag is quartered per saltire red and white.
The flag of F.T. Everard is like that of the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking
Corporation, one of the major High Street banks in the UK, with quarters
Ron Lahav, 17 March 2004
F.T. Everard has no association with the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking
Corporation. It is an international and multinational private company based in
Mike Nancollas, 2 September 2005
The Swire group also has a connection with Hong Kong and a similar flag,
differing only by a vertical blue stripe in the middle of the flag. See
this page for reference.
Ivan Sache, 18 March 2004
The logo is a flag-like drawing like this [sic].
Jorge Candeias, 7 January 1998
Euroasia. Would appear to relate to the Euroasia Container Line which was a
service begun in 1985 by the international Contship Group which is based in U.K.
Neale Rosanoski, 18 April 2005
image by Jorge Candeias, modified by Rob Raeside, 23 December 2009
To the best of my knowledge the flag was in fact black, with the wavy lines
being white-red-white. Euroasia Container Line, based at Ipswich like the other
companies in the Contship group, was a joint venture of Contship Deutschland and
Neptune Orient Lines of Singapore. The black white and red are, of course, the
old German colours. The funnel of ships sailing for this company, identical to
the houseflag, was reported on 22.2.86 in the Suez Canal, and at Hamburg in
30.4.87, the latter accompanied by the houseflag which I have described.
I cannot explain the version by Jorge, unless the partners in the joint version changed, or a change was later made to the more modern German colours.
J.L. Loughran, 25 August 2009
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels [Wedge 1926]
European Gas Company, Limited (H.A. Brightman), North Shields - white flag, "E.G.C."
in red. North Shields is a suburb of Newcastle.
Jarig Bakker, 5 February 2005
image by Jarig Bakker, based on the website of the National Maritime Museum.
From the website of the National
Maritime Museum, "the house flag of the Euxine Shipping Co. Ltd., London. A
rectangular white swallow-tailed burgee with a red, white and blue stripe across
the centre. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a
cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached."
Jarig Bakker, 12 August 2004
images by Rob Raeside
Euxine Shipping Co. Ltd. There may have been a subsequent change as Stewart and
Brown from 1953 to 1978 show the flag as being a tapered swallowtail. The Brown
editions of 1951 and 1958 show a similar format other than that in that the red
and blue bands are separated by an equal width of white field but Stewart 1953-1963 and then Brown 1978 show narrower bands well
apart with the shape of the flag also differing as a result.
Neale Rosanoski, 31 May 2005
British Shipping lines: continued