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Société des Voiliers Nantais (Shipping company, France)

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House flag of Voiliers Nantais - Image by Dominique Cureau & Ivan Sache, 8 January 2006


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Presentation of Voiliers Nantais

The law of 1893 granting a premium of 1.70 FRF per gross register ton and 1000 miles shipped boosted the building and exploitation of sailing ships (voiliers) in France. Accordingly, 200 2,000 to 3,000 ton ships (three and four-masters) were built within five years. Companies named Voiliers Dunkerquois, Voiliers Marseillais, Voiliers Havrais..., were created.
Voiliers Nantais, founded in 1894 in Nantes,, operated ships named after celebrities: Amiral Courbet, Amiral de Cornulier, Amiral Halgan, Cambronne and Canrobert.
The company merged in 1913 with Chargeurs de l'Ouest, another company based in Nantes.

Dominique Cureau, 25 September 2005


House flag of Voiliers Nantais

The house flag of Voiliers Nantais is vertically divided white-red-white with the blue letters "V" and "N" in the white stripes.

Dominique Cureau, 25 September 2005