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House flag, British Channel Islands Shipping Co. Ltd
The house flag of the British Channel Islands Shipping Co. Ltd, London. A rectangular flag divided into quarters of two white and two blue. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached.
The Company was incorporated in 1899 as the London and Channel Islands Steamship Co. Ltd. Vessels ran from the London Docks until 1950, importing potatoes, tomatoes and Guernsey stone. In 1936, Coast Lines acquired an interest in the company, then managed by Cheesewright & Ford. The name changed to British Channel Islands Shipping Co. in 1937. By now the company was involved in the coasting tramp trade. It became a full subsidiary of Coast Lines Ltd in 1942. The shipping operations of the company were wound up in 1968 and operations were transferred to the Commodore Shipping Co. Ltd of Guernsey.
- Image reference: F2645
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Pope Collection. Reproduced with kind permission of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.