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House Flags of Brazilian Shipping Companies, C (part 1)

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Companhia de Cabotagem de Pernambuco

House Flag of Cia de Cabotagem de Pernambuco (Brazil) image by Jorge Candeias

This name translates as the Cabotage (i.e., coastwise shipping) Company of Pernambuco. The flag can be described as dark blue charged in the center by a white panel, in turn charged in the center by a dark red panel and a saltire overall, also dark red. The company initials, CCP, are black and centered on the red panel. Not bad a flag, methinks.
Source: Chart of house flags circa 1950 at
Jorge Candeias, 3 August 2002

Despite the presence of Pernambuco in the name, actually based in Santos, São Paulo. Operated one ship of 5,000 gross tons, according to Lloyd's Register 1949-50.
Joseph McMillan, 28 October 2002

Carneiro Industrial Ltda (Amazonas)

House Flag of Carneiro Industrial Ltda image by Jorge Candeias

Carneiro is a common Portuguese surname (meaning "male sheep"), so it's basically Carneiro's industrial company. The flag is a green and white horizontal triband, with the company initials: C, in white, in upper hoist, I, in green in the center, and L, in white, in the lower fly.
Source: Chart of house flags circa 1950 at
Jorge Candeias, 30 June 2002

Chaval Navegação

image by Joseph McMillan

Source: Josef Nuesse's website Reedereiflaggen: House Flags of Shipping Companies.

According to E. C. Talbot-Booth, Merchant Ships 1949-1950 (New York: McGraw Hill and London: Sampson Low, 1949), Costeira was founded in 1891. Talbot-Booth shows the flag with a normal cross paty rather than the straight-edged one above. Flaggenbuch 1905 (1909 supplement) shows the cross as four isosceles triangles that don't quite meet in the middle.Joseph McMillan, 29 October 2002(Morar and Pará do rhyme in most Portuguese-Brazilian dialects.)This means "I boarded an Ita do Norte and came to settle in Rio: Farewell, my father, my mother; farewell, Belém of Pará." The latter is Belém city, capital of Pará, a Brazilian state. Belém, a common toponym in Portuguese speaking areas, is Portuguese for Bethlehem. Former Brazilian president Itamar Franco was named after one of these ships, for having being born aboard one of them--or so the legend goes.António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 October 2002