House flag, Leith Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co. Ltd by unknown

House flag, Leith Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co. Ltd

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House flag, Leith Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co. Ltd

The house flag of the Currie Line, London. A blue swallow-tailed burgee with red borders at the upper and lower edge. At the hoist end there is a white saltire above a white cross. 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 Leith Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co. Ltd, (J. Currie & Co Leith) used a similar flag with a red border all the way round -see 'Lloyds code of distinguishing flags of the steamship owners of the United Kingdom' 1882.

In 1862 James Currie came to work for the Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co. and was responsible for opening up a series of new trade routes. In 1866 James and his brother Donald formed Donald Currie & Co. - the first incarnation of the 'Currie line' Donald was responsible in 1900, for the amalgamation of the Union Line and his company the Castle Line into the Union-Castle line, two companies had formerly been in competition with each other on the route to South Africa.

  • Image reference: F2588

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