Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
Keywords: societe d'armement frisch | lozenge (white) | letter: f (black) | letter: f (blue) |
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House flags of Frisch
Left, flag as shown by P. Bois - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 February 2004
Right, flag as shown in Brown's Flags and Funnels - Image by Jarig Bakker, 12 February 2005
The Société d'Armement E. Frisch & Cie was founded in 1893. The original purpose of the company was the importation of Scandinavian wood via the Baltic Sea. Cargo lines to Tunisia and the Black Sea were opened a few years later.
The not so good situation of the company was improved in 1911 with the
purchase of a new liner, SS Jeanne-Marie, which blew up on a mine off
Serk (Channel Islands) in 1918.
The economical crisis of the late 1920s strongly affected the company, which sold its last ships to the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique in 1934.
Source: Paul Bois. Armements marseillais - Compagnies de navigation et navires à vapeur (1831-1988), published by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence [boi03].
Ivan Sache, 16 February 2004
The house flag of Société d'Armement E. Frisch & Cie is red with a white lozenge charged with the letter F, in black according to Paul Bois (op. cit.) and blue according to Lloyds 1912 [llo12] and Brown's Flags and Funnels [wed26].
Ivan Sache, Jarig Bakker & Dominique Cureau, 13 February 2005