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Australasian Steam Navigation Company Flag

Jul 13, 2017

[Australasian Steam Navigation Co. flag]

According to information obtained from the Nautical Association of Australia Inc. publication The Log, the originating company of the Hunter [or Hunter's] River Steam Navigation Co. liquidated and reformed in 1851 as the Australasian Steam Navigation Co. with a flag diagonally quartered red and blue as confirmed by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Sheet of 1885, Reed 1891 and Griffin 1895.In 1886 the company was acquired by British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and the following year it was amalgamated with the Queensland Steam Shipping Co. to form the Australasian United Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.