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House Flags of Brazilian Shipping Companies, H

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Cacilda de Souza Henriques (Manaus)

Cacilda S. Henriques House Flag (Brazil) image by Jorge Candeias

This time the curiosity is that the name is feminine (Cacilda). The flag is black and white: a white border surrounds a thin black border which in turn surrounds a white panel with a narrow black diagonal from lower hoist to upper fly. Two letters are in this panel, A in upper hoist, H in lower fly. I don't know about the A (the name initial of Mrs. Cacilda's husband? Sheer speculation here), but H is likely to refer to Henriques.
Source: Chart of house flags circa 1950 at
Jorge Candeias, 30 June 2002

According to Lloyd's Register 1949-1950, operated one vessel of 360 gross tons.
Joseph McMillan, 28 October 2002

Empresa Nacional de Navegação Hoepcke (Florianópolis)

House Flag of E.N.N. Hoepcke (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

Empresa Nacional de Navegação Hoepcke - Santa Catarina, SC. White with a red diagonal stripe inscribed in white letters "ENNH."
Source: U.S. Navy H.O. Pub. 100.
Joseph McMillan, 29 June 2001

The company was founded in 1895 by the German immigrant Carl Hoepcke, homeported at Florianópolis (Santa Catarina) and originally engaged in short-haul shipping between Santa Catarina Island and the mainland. An offshoot or successor company is still in the auto importing and sales business.
Joseph McMillan, 28 October 2002