Last modified: 2018-12-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 Sep 2004
2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2018
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2018
Empresa Insulana de Navegação (a.k.a. African Line): a
simple flag with letters EINS on it, but at the back cover of this
brochure on line (from Björn Larsson’s collection) where we
find a flag with three horizontal stripes and letters EIN in the centre,
lighter one. Luckily, it’s in the 1912 Lloyd’s Flags &
Funnels [llo11] under No. 1319 on p.
64, (see left image above) available
on-line: white with narrow blue upper and lower horizontal borders,
blue letters "E.I.N." (no serifs) in the centre for «Empreza
Insulana de Navegaçao (Bensaude & Co.), Lisbon». An
alternative name for this venerable firm, according to
The Ships List
website, was Insular Line, and Blue-white-blue horizontal triband, in white stripe inscription in serifed dotted blue initials "E.I.N." (in Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.67a, image 338 (see central image above).
Jan Mertens, 24 Jun 2004 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2018
White flag with blue horizontal edges, in white inscription in serifed dotted blue initials "E.I.N." (see right image above).
Source: U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office (editor): "Merchant Marine House Flags and Stack Insignia", 1st edition 1961, p.3-135, row 2 column 3
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Dec 2018
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