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Last modified: 2006-02-25 by jonathan dixon
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Huddart Parker

1912-1961 flag

[Huddart Parker Ltd flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 16 Aug 2004

From the link provided by Barbara Tomlinson of The National Maritime Museum

The house flag of Huddart Parker Ltd, Melbourne. A rectangular, red flag with a blue saltire. The letters 'HP' in white are at the sides. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope is attached.
Jarig Bakker, 16 August 2004

Originated 1876 as Huddart, Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd. with a similar flag but having the additional white letters "&" and "Co." in upper and lower quarters respectively which was changed to the simpler version after 1912 when the company went public as Huddart Parker Ltd. Its fleet was disposed of in 1961.
Neale Rosanoski, 9 August 2005

1876-1912 flag

[Huddart Parker Ltd 1876 flag] image by Jonathan Dixon, 27 Oct 2005

Melbourne Steamship Company

[Melbourne image by James Dignan, 10 Oct 2003

[A blue flag, with a white horizontal band crossed by a red vertical band. The letters "M S Coy" are spread across the white band, with the "S" placed on the red band.]
Source: The dumpy book of ships and the sea [sam57]
James Dignan, 10 October 2003

The Melbourne Steamship Company was formed in 1895 from a merger of three shipping companies.
Phil Nelson, 10 October 2003

According to articles in The Log (Nautical Assn. of Australia) the white and red bands were broad and the lettering was "MSCo" not "MSCoy" with the "o" not being enhanced although an illustration in Marine News 7/1970 shows it being enhanced. This publication shows an image in black and white and does not specify the lettering colour, showing it, like Sampson [sam57], in black. The Log is more specific giving the "M" and "Co" as blue and the "S" as white and portrayed as being slightly larger though it is noted that a company menu, and possibly an actual flag, are known to have shown all blue lettering.
Neale Rosanoski, 17 January 2005

Nauru Corp. (Victoria), Inc.

[Nauru Corp. (Victoria) Inc. flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 18 Dec 2005

Nauru Corp. (Victoria) Inc., Melbourne - blue flag, in center white 12-pointed star, charged with a yellow standing anchor outlined blue. (note that the Nauru-star has been redone by the ship's carpenter/flaggenist).
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95].
Jarig Bakker, 18 December 2005

North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd.

[North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2005

North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd., Sydney N.S.W.: quartered flag of blue and red; in all quarters white "NCSCo.".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies [wed26].
Jarig Bakker, 17 January 2005