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Hello everyone

I recently acquired this item and wondered if anyone would have more info?

There is writing on the side saying G.S.N.Co - so my assumption is that it is from the General Steam Navigation Company - perhaps off one of its steamers?

The only thing I can find similar are other house flags in museums.

So just a general request for any input or opinions!

Many Thanks!
 

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Hello everyone

I recently acquired this item and wondered if anyone would have more info?

There is writing on the side saying G.S.N.Co - so my assumption is that it is from the General Steam Navigation Company - perhaps off one of its steamers?

The only thing I can find similar are other house flags in museums.

So just a general request for any input or opinions!

Many Thanks!
Looks like "British India Steam Navigation Company".
 

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Looks like "British India Steam Navigation Company".
Hi thanks for the reply.

What makes you say that?

As I said up the side of the flag you can make out the initials G.S.N.Co

In either case would this kind of flag have been flown on the ship
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Hi thanks for the reply.

What makes you say that?

As I said up the side of the flag you can make out the initials G.S.N.Co

In either case would this kind of flag have been flown on the ship
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It's more than likely the B.I.S.N. Co house flag. Google it and you will see the likeness.
 

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It's more than likely the B.I.S.N. Co house flag. Google it and you will see the likeness.
Yeah certainly there are similarities - as in they use the St Partrick cross - but on their flags they have a v-cut out of the end?

The initials on the side wouldnt fit with BISN.Co though surely?

Did they have flags for the country of destination alongside the companies house flag? I assumed this would have been on a boat headed to Ireland as on the surface that is what this flag is?
 

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Yeah certainly there are similarities - as in they use the St Partrick cross - but on their flags they have a v-cut out of the end?

The initials on the side wouldnt fit with BISN.Co though surely?

Did they have flags for the country of destination alongside the companies house flag? I assumed this would have been on a boat headed to Ireland as on the surface that is what this flag is?
G.S.N.Co house flag is nothing like it apart from the colour.
 

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G.S.N.Co house flag is nothing like it apart from the colour.
Yes I agree - perhaps it is not a 'House Flag' but Im sure these ships would also fly country of destination flags?

Makes more sense it would be a flag from a GSN.Co (because of the initials) ship on its way to Ireland no?
 

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Yes I agree - perhaps it is not a 'House Flag' but Im sure these ships would also fly country of destination flags?

Makes more sense it would be a flag from a GSN.Co (because of the initials) ship on its way to Ireland no?
I think what you have got is a code flag "V" that belonged to G.S.N.Co.
 

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possibly different companies and different ships have differing sizes

think yacht and vlcc and vlbc
 
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