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House flags of Ghanaian shipping companies

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Black Star house flag image by Ivan Sache, 01 April 2001

Znamierowski [zna00] shows on p. 245 the houseflag of Black Star Line. The flag is horizontally divided green - red - yellow - red - green, in proportion 1:1:4:1:1. A black star is placed in the middle of the yellow stripe. Smith [smi75b] says that Black Star Line Ltd. operates in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The Ghanean origin of the flag can be easily guessed from the flag design.
Ivan Sache, 01 April 2001

The black star on a shipping line’s flag was the source for the black star on the Ghanaian flag, but these two flags are of two different companies with the same name: the American Black Star Line (1919-1923) and the Ghanean Black Star Line.
Mark Sensen, 03 June 2001

Black Star Line Ltd. was formed in 1957 under Government control and in the late 1980s Lloyds show it also as the State Shipping Corporation. The last ships were sold in 1998.
Neale Rosanoski, 16 September 2007