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Fernand & Charles Brunellière (Shipping company, France)

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House flag of Brunellière - Image by Ivan Sache, 26 August 2012

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Presentation of Brunellière

Fernand & Charles Brunellière was a shipping company based in Nantes.
They launched in 1889 the three-master Fédération, which was the first French big-sized sailing ship with a steel hull. The Fédération was lost in 1898 off Madagascar during a hurricane.
In 1902, Brunellière launched two three-masters, Les Adelphes and Henriette (Les grands voiliers cap-hornais nantais website).

Charles Brunellière (1847-1917) is mostly known as a Socialist politician, one of the founders of the Fédération socialiste de Bretagne in 1900.
The name of the ship Fédération reflects the political views of her owner, who was a pioneer in the organization of worker's unions and cooperatives in Nantes, especially for farmers and seamen.

Ivan Sache, 26 August 2012

House flag of Brunellière

According to Louis Lacroix (Les Derniers grands voiliers. Histoire des long-courriers nantais de 1893 à 1931), the house flag of Brunellièree is red with a broad blue bend diagonal stripe, per bend sinister, charged with three six-pointed stars tilted to the upper hoist.
The red and blue colors might have been taken from the registration flag used by merchant ships registered in Nantes.

Ivan Sache, 26 August 2012