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Lykiardopoulo (Shipping company, Greece)

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[Lykiardopoulo house flag]

House flag of Lykiardopoulo - Image by Miles Li, 12 June 2016

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Presentation of Lykiardopoulo

According to Bob Sanders' website, Lykiardopoulo operated in 1954 four ships under Greek and Panamanian flag: Merchant Duke (1943, freight cargo ship), Merchant Prince (1939, freight cargo ship), Merchant Baron (1953, tanker) and Merchant Knight (1952, tanker). The company was also known as Drake Shipping Co. Ltd.

Ivan Sache, 21 January 2005

House flag of Lykiardopoulo

According to The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels (1959), the house flag of Lykiardopoulo is white with a red star.

Jarig Bakker, 10 January 2005

[Lykiardopoulo former house flag]

House flag of N.D. Lykiardinopulos - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 December 2005

Whilst the company managed Drake Shipping Co. Ltd., I have no evidence of them owning it. The Lykiardopoulos family originated in the island of Cephalonia being involved in shipping from the mid 18th Century. They are shown by Lloyds 1904 under N.G. Lykiardinopoulos showing a yellow and black quartered flag with the black letters "N" and "L" on the respective yellow panels. Lloyds 1912 shows the change to the white flag with red star with the name given as N.D. Lykiardinopulos but after Brown 1929 nearly everyone gives the spelling as Lykiardinopulo to this day as the company still operates as UK based although operating through its Greek subsidiary, Neda Maritime Agency Co. Ltd.

Neale Rosanoski, 12 December 2005