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Old 8th January 2018, 01:16
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Unknown shipping flags

Anyone who knows where these flags come from?
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Old 8th January 2018, 21:45
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The pennant displaying St George is typical of a flag flown by a small excursion vessel. There was such a vessel that was originally built as Gondolier Princess by J. Bolson of Poole in 1935.

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org...1413/st-george
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Old 9th January 2018, 13:38
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Thanks. That is strange. These flags were found in an old harbour warehouse in the Faroe Islands. The Sc. George is 3-4 meters. Must have been flown by I bigger vessel, I guess.
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Old 9th January 2018, 18:11
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There is a H.K. company called Wan Hai Linesbut their House Flag is awhite with a black W.

Perhaps it is an older version of their house flag.

Try Emailing them....

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Old 9th January 2018, 19:02
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Thanks, but very unlikely that a flag from them has found its way to a old Faroese harour warehouse. On Facebook somebody mentioned Wilson Humber Lines, but I can't find anything on that company.
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Old 9th January 2018, 20:40
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wilson Hall line
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Old 9th January 2018, 23:14
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There was no such shipping company. There was Ellerman Wilson and Ellerman Hall but not Wilson Hall.

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Old 10th January 2018, 09:29
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But there was The Wilson Lines of Hull as I understand.
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Old 10th January 2018, 11:51
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Old 10th January 2018, 21:52
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But there was The Wilson Lines of Hull as I understand.
Yes, in 1916 The Wilson Line was bought by J.R. Ellerman and became Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd in 1917 although it traded as a separate entity with its own distinctive livery of red funnel with a black top and most of the vessels had dark green hulls. This was a complete contrast to the buff funnels with a black top and white dividing line used by the grey hulled Ellerman Lines' vessels.

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Old 10th January 2018, 23:23
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Thanks, but very unlikely that a flag from them has found its way to a old Faroese harour warehouse. On Facebook somebody mentioned Wilson Humber Lines, but I can't find anything on that company.
I think they may be thinking of Associated Humber Line (AHL).

I seem to remember that some coastal sailing trading vessels had pennants like these as did some fishing vessels.

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