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Diaz Irmão e Cia. (Espírito Santo)

House Flag of Diaz Irmão & Cia image by Jorge Candeias

Diaz Irmão can be a name, but it's more likely that it means "Diaz and Brother," so this company's name can probably be translated as "Diaz, Brother and Co." Diaz is a Spanish name, by the way. The flag is blue over white with large countercharged initials "SCN" in the center. Funny thing, these letters bear no resemblance to the company name.
Source: Chart of house flags circa 1950 at
Jorge Candeias, 5 June 2002


Vale do Rio Doce Navegação S.A. (Rio de Janeiro)

House Flag of DOCENAVE (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

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

According to the DOCENAVE and Vale do Rio Doce company websites, DOCENAVE, or Navegação Vale do Rio Doce, S.A., was formed in 1962 and is the shipping arm of the Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD), a huge, formerly state-owned company (privatized in 1998) with mining, industrial, forest product, transport and port operations interests in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Pará, and Maranhão states. CVRD itself was created in 1942 to implement the Brazilian government's takeover, under a U.S.-UK- Brazilian agreement, of American and British iron mining and railroad interests in Minas Gerais as part of the Allied war effort. DOCENAVE claims to be one of the 10 largest transoceanic shipping companies in the world. Most of its operations are conducted through a Liberian- flagged subsidiary, SeaMar. Including both foreign and domestic services, DOCENAVE and its subsidiaries operate about 24 ocean-going vessels (plus eight tugs), 10 of them under the Brazilian flag. Routes connect Brazil to the U.S. east and west coasts, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Far East, carrying primarily ferrous and non-ferrous ores, oil, and grain.
Joseph McMillan, 26 March 2002

House Flag of DOCENAVE (Brazil) image by Jarig Bakker, 25 November 2005

Loughran (1979) shows for DOCENAVE a horizontal bright blue-grey-bright blue flag; in the center the white symbol.
Jarig Bakker
, 25 November 2005