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Joseph Larran (Shipping company, France)

Last modified: 2010-12-04 by ivan sache
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[House flag of Larran]

House flag of Larran - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2010

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Presentation of Larran

Joseph Larran (1876-1949) was a rich industrial established in Peyrehorade, near Bayonne.
Born in a millers' family, Larran was the son-in-law of Pierre Saint- Jean, a miller, Vice- President of the French Flour Trade, Industry and a municipal councillor of Peyrehorade. An experienced rower, Larran won the silver medal in single-sculls in the 1906 Athens intercalated Olympic Games; in 1905-1910, he was appointed president of Aviron Bayonnais, known today mostly as a rugby club, saving the club from a big crisis.
Larran must have had ist own fleet to export grain. He is listed as the owner of SS Normand, purchased in 1905.

Ivan Sache, 27 September 2010

House flag of Larran

The Yearbook of the Central Committee of France Shipowners (1922) shows the house flag of Joseph Larran as blue with the white letters "JL".

Dominique Cureau, 27 September 2010