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Nederlandsche Lloyd

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Nederlandsche Lloyd

[Nederlandsche Lloyd houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2005

Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederlandsche Lloyd, Rotterdam - white flag, red saltire, in center blue diamond; at hoist and fly blue "NL".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26]
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2005

"The Nedlloyd markings are themselves of interest. Since 1963, two major Dutch shipping companies had run joint services under this title. For vessels regularly on these services, the basic funnel colours of the partners were retained, the buff with black top of N.V. Stoomvaartmaatschappij "Nederland" of Amsterdam, in use since the firm was formed in 1871, and the plain black of Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd, of Rotterdam. To them was added the Nedlloyd emblem, sometimes as roundel, sometimes within a diamond shape, at a height which interrupted the black top of the buff funnel. Ships often retained their owner's houseflag, but on occasion flew the Nedlloyd blue flag. From this partnership, closer links blossomed with Royal Interocean Lines (KJPCL) and Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij (the holding company formed in 1908), and in 1969 the firms merged to form Nederlandse Scheepvaart Unie. Thus a holding company with interests which ranged from liner services and tankers, to bulk carriers and coastal craft, was created which covered a host of greater and lesser companies. No fundamental change in markings was made at the time of the merger, though ships within the group began to fly the N.S.U. pennant, superior to their owner's houseflag. About 1970, the principal liner services of the group were combined under the title of Koninkijke Nedlloyd N.V., of Rotterdam and this consisted of the fleets of "Nederland", Rotterdamsche Lloyd, and N.V. Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij of The Hague. New markings were adopted, in which the colour scheme of the last-named predominated. They were not to last for very long, however, for in 1977, the parent company altered its title from N.S.U. to Koninkijke Nedlloyd Groep, and a new houseflag was adopted, eventually to replace, with the funnel mark, the existing markings of every shipping concern within the group."
Source: J.L. Loughran, "A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags & Funnels", 1979.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2006


Koninkijke Nedlloyd

[Koninkijke Nedlloyd] by Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2006

info: see above. Pennant of the NSU after J.L. Loughran, "A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags & Funnels", 1979: slanting vertical orange - white - blue stripes, in center a black outlined crown (cf. Vereendigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmij).
Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2006


Nederlandsche Lloyd new flag

[Nederlandsche Lloyd new houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Jan Mertens reported this link with mainly Dutch houseflags. Nederlandsche Lloyd (Nedlloyd) - flag quartered white and blue; a red cross, consisting of two intertwined ropes, fimbriated white.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005


Nederlandsche Lloyd orange flag

[Nedlloyd orange houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Nedlloyd flag, red replaced by orange, after Loughran's "A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags and funnels", 1979.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005


Nedlloyd variant

[Nedlloyd variant] by Jarig Bakker, 23 Sep 2005

Nedlloyd Lijnen B.V., Rotterdam - blue flag, two intertwined orange ropes outlined white. (mirror-image of images present above)
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95].
Jarig Bakker, 23 Sep 2005


Nedloyd-P&O

[Nedloyd-P&O houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Jan Mertens reported this link with mainly Dutch houseflags. P&O Nedlloyd - flag quartered orange and blue (top = c. 1/4 flagheight; hoist is c. 1/3 flagwidth), in top hoist "P&O", in top fly "Nedlloyd". The site has red, but shows a long pennant (consisting only of the top) with clearly orange.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005


Nedlloyd Lijnen

[Nedlloyd Lijnen] by Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2006

Something just stumbled upon – a site showing Dutch advertising (posters, brochures, etc.) concerning famous shipping companies, put together by Hidde Baanstra.  There I encountered a company - NV Nedlloyd Lijnen (Lines) - I had never heard of and a flag I had never seen: Dark blue field, white ring surrounding white initials ‘NLL’. According to above page (check out the various posters), this was a joint effort of Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd NV, Rotterdam and NV Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Nederland”, Amsterdam (nineteen sixties).
The idea was to thoroughly enjoy a sea voyage on board of cargo ships headed for the Far East or Oceania via the Red Sea.
Jan Mertens, 14 Nov 2006


Nederland

nv stoomvaart maatschappij Nederland image by Jarig Bakker, 29 Jan 2001

N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij "Nederland", Amsterdam. Flag: white field, blue saltire, red lozenge in centre bearing white initial ‘N’.
Image from Flagchart of houseflags of Dutch shipping companies, attached to the magazine "De Blauwe Wimpel", April 1956.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Feb 2001


Nederlandse Scheepvaart Unie

[Nederlandse Scheepvaart Unie] by Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2006

info: see above. Pennant of the NSU after J.L. Loughran, "A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags & Funnels", 1979: quartered blue and white, red cross over all. (group flag).
Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2006