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House flag, H. Hogarth & Sons
The house flag of H. Hogarth & Sons, Glasgow. A rectangular flag divided vertically in blue and white with red borders at the top and bottom edge. The letters 'HH' in blue and white are placed on the two halves of the flag. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope is attached.
The company was founded by Hugh Hogarth, who was originally in partnership as a ship's chandler. He extended the business to ship owning in 1868. His fleet of wooden sailing vessels mainly traded across the North Atlantic to Canada. His partnership with James Goodwin was dissolved in 1878. He moved his head office to Glasgow two years later and began to change the fleet over to steam vessels. The steamers were all given names with the prefix 'Baron'. The steamers were managed by the Hogarth Shipping Co. Ltd, founded in 1898, but Hogarth retained the five remaining sailing vessels under the 64th system of shares.
- Image reference: F2667
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Pope Collection. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the owner of the flag's emblem and would welcome any information that would help us update our records.