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Halcyon Lijn (The Netherlands)

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[Halcyon Lijn] by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003 See also:

Halcyon Lijn

N.V. Halcyon Lijn, Rotterdam
Three equally wide horizontal stripes of white and green; the green stripe with a white diamond in the center, charged with green letter "HL".
Image from Flagchart of houseflags of Dutch shipping companies, attached to the magazine "De Blauwe Wimpel", April 1956.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003

All sources up to WW2 are consistent in showing black letters on the flag though they differ on the width of the green band apart from its being broad, Harnack showing it widest. Wij Varen Weer in 1946 shows green letters as do subsequent sources (I disregard Harnack 1959 as I doubt if he bothered to do much, if any, updating and his 1949 edition, which also shows black letters, was a compete exact replica section of his pre WW2 books, the detail being reasonable but of no use in trying to determine the timing of changes) with Stewart 1963 varying by having the diamond wholly throughout a very broad band. And then a couple of the Dutch sources show the flag with equal bands, including Wyt's Digest, the annual publication on Dutch shipbuilding which I have a feeling is the origin of such portrayals.
Neal Rosanoski, 6 Dec 2003

Halcyon other flag

[Halcyon other flag] by Jarig Bakker, 22 Oct 2003

Another version of the flag of N.V. Halcyon Lijn, Rotterdam (as found on Josef  Nüsse's site, a Dutch houseflagsite and in : All
about Ships and Shipping, 1959) - three horizontal stripes of white and green, proportioned (approximately) 1:4:1; in the center a white diamond charged with HL in black.
Jarig Bakker, 22 Oct 2003