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White with vertical dark blue stripes along the
hoist and the fly. In the center a dark blue disc
interrupted by white wavy lines in a pattern beyond
by description capabilities...
Jorge Candeias, 09 Feb 1999
Difficult to describe indeed, but I have seen that
logo used by other companies’ as a symbol. I can’t
remember where, though.
Santiago Dotor, 09 Feb 1999
This company is based in the Isle of Man. Homepage:
Dov Gutterman, 26 Jan 1999
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 February 2007
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Ltd.
Description: Red, with IOM, three legs, SPCo in yellow. HQ in Douglas, Isle of Man.
I've used Stuart Notholt's image. My sources have the triskellion yellow, see also http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/maritime/iomspco, which has
white letters, contrary to the books below, which have yellow letters.
Source: "All about Ships & Shipping", 1959, "The Observer's Book of Ships", 1973
Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2003
From the link provided by Barbara Tomlinson of
The National Maritime Museum:
"The house flag of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Ltd, Douglas, Isle of Man. A red rectangular flag with the legs of a man in gold in the centre, flanked by the initials 'IOM' and 'SPC'. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. The motifs are cotton and the whole flag is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached."
Jarig Bakker, 17 August 2004
Post card collection shows a large
triskelion in golden but with black lines, as in the island flag, and with its
center slightly offset to the hoist; yellow letters "IOM" placed to extend into
between the legs of the hoist side and "SPCº" (the "º" nested within the "C")
between the remaining knee and the fly edge; all letters golden yellow narrow
sans serif and without dots.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 February 2007
image by Eugene Ipavec, 31 May 2009
A page about to ‘Karina’ owned by Laxey Towing at Douglas, Isle of Man:
http://www.shipsofmann.org.uk/Karina.htm shows the little ship which offers
tourist trips centred on the Isle of Man’s east coast. Click on the centre photo
at bottom page to see the house flag:
White field, bordered red, bearing a large black initial ‘L’ (funnel in the same colours, Manx flag at the stern).
Jan Mertens, 30 May 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 17 August 2005
This firm - founded in 1985 I believe - operates, according to this
website "a fleet of two coasters carrying containers, general and bulk
cargoes trading mainly to Manx ports from Glasson Dock in northwest England and
Carrickfergus in Belfast Lough".
Here we see the company flag: http://www.all-route.co.uk/shipping.htm, i.e. red with a white disk bearing a black letter 'M'. (I should add that the funnels show a flag with a blue field).
Jan Mertens, 5 August 2005
image by Jarig Bakker, 13 September 2005
Another Manx shipping company and a venerable one at that is
Ramsey Steamship Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1913, first ship bought in 1914; currently operating three coastal ships "engaged mainly in carrying bulk cargoes in the Irish Sea and near-Continent trade, and range from 750 to 1500 tonnes cargo capacity". Also active in the shipping agency business, stevedoring, and marine engineering. Company seat: Ramsey, Isle of Man.
The house flag is blue with a white Maltese cross in the centre and white letters 'R' (upper hoist), 'S' (upper fly), 'S' (lower hoist) and 'C°' (lower fly). The '°' sign represents a small raised lower-case 'o'.
Jan Mertens, 21 May 2005