House flag, Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd

The house flag of the Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd, Liverpool. A rectangular white flag with three clasped hands in red in the centre. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. The hands motif is printed. A rope and toggle is attached.

The flag is said to represent a hand shake between the three partners confirming the decision to run steam services through the Suez Canal or alternatively the three Basque families who founded the firm - Olano, Larrinaga and De Longa. The design was in use from the 1860s until 1974.

Object Details

ID: AAA0291
Collection: Textiles; Flags
Type: House flag
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1955
People: Larrinaga Steamship Co Ltd; Pope, Charles Meredyth
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Pope Collection. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright owner of the flag's emblem and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Measurements: flag: 1168.4 x 1854.2 mm

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