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Compagnie Maritime Française (Shipping company, France)

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[Compagnie Maritime Francaise house flag]

House flag of CMF - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003

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Presentation of CMF

CMF 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.

Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003

House flag of CMF

The house flag of CMF is shown as #2025, 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 blue with a white diamond charged with the red letters "CMF".

Ivan Sache, 27 December 2003