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Bureau Frères et Baillargeau (Shipping company, France)

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House flag of Bureau Frères et Baillargeau - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003

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Presentation of Bureau Frères et Baillargeau

Bureau Frères et Baillargeau was based in Nantes. The company was most probably among the several shipping companies that were created in France after the adoption in 1893 of the law sponsoring shipping activity (loi sur les primes à la navigation). Several shipyards in Nantes were then famous for the building of big sailing boats.

The shipping company L. Bureau & Fils, which existed in Nantes in the same period, had probably family links with Bureau Frères et Baillargeau.

Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003

House flag of Bureau Frères et Baillargeau

The house flag of the company is shown as #2020, p. 133, section "sailing vessels", in Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels, published at Lloyd's Royal Exchange. London. E.C. (1911), also available online thanks to the Mystic Seaport Foundation.

The flag is green with a white cross and the black letters "BF&B" placed in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003