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Netherlands Antilles - Houseflags of Shipping Companies

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Esso Tankers Nederlandse Antillen

by Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2003

At Auke Visserīs ESSO Tankvaart Mij. site <>, there is another ESSO-flag, white with at the fly the company logo and at the hoist in a vertical row red letters "ETNA", abbreviation of Esso Tankers Nederlandse Antillen.
Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2003

Scheepvaart Maatschappij 'Volharding'

by Jarig Bakker, 21 July 2005

I am a collector of shipping company cap badges. I recently acquired a badge with a blue house flag. On the flag is a "V" surmounted by a slightly smaller inverted "V".  The side buttons on the cap have the words "Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland".  
I contacted the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and got this reply:
"The badge you mentioned contains the house flag of the Dutch N.V. Scheepvaart Maatschappij 'Volharding' at Willemstad (Curacao), a venture of the Koninklijke Rotterdamse Lloyd (KRL), Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland' (SMN) and Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM) etablished in 1966. These shipping companies merged in 1970 into the Royal Nedlloyd. The two ships owned by Scheepvaart Maatschappij 'Volharding', ms. 'Antilla Cape' (1966) and ms. 'Hypolite Worms' (1966) went over to the Nedlloyd-organisation.
with kind regards,
Mr Cees van Romburgh
maritime historian"
Bill Johnston, 21 July 2005