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Russian merchant flags (<1917)

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Merchant flags (19th cent.)

It is perhaps not very well known fact, that majority of Russian merchant navy during the 19th century was registered in the grand-duchy of Finland, owned and operated by Finns. These ships used Russian flags, but among seafaring circles was known as Finnish rather than Russians.
Iiro Hyrsky, 29 Feb 2000


Кавказ и Меркурий | Kavkaz i Merkuriĭ

KiM flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000

Flag of steamship and merchant company Kavkaz i Merkuriĭ (Caucasus and Mercury)
Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000

Pennant

KiM Pennant
image by Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000

Pennant of the same company
Victor Lomantsov, 04 Jun 2000


Российский Морской Союз | Rossiĭskiĭ Morskoĭ Soûz (1910-1917)

RMS flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 10 Jun 2000

Ensign of "Russian Sea Union" - white-blue-red flag with abbreviation "RMS" (Rossiyskiy Morskoy Soyuz). The ensign was adopted by Emperor on November, 8, 1910 (Decree No 34371).
Victor Lomantsov, 10 Jun 2000


Helsingfors Ångfartigs A.B.

HAAB flag
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2008

It is a blue flag divided by a red saltire with one white capital in every quarter: "H" (top), "Å" (hoist), "A" (fly) and "B" (bottom). Source: [LLo12]; p.121; flag no.1810
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2008


Ignati Burkoff

IGBUR flag
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2008

It is a red flag with a white bordure. In the centre of flag is a white inscription "И. Б." (="I.B.") Source: [LLo12]; p.70; flag no.704
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2008


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