Yet another firm featured in “Duwvaart” by Jansen & Van Heck, briefly,
is Gebr. (Brothers) Daanen at Nijmegen on pp. 126-127. According
to the b/w flag picture and the description, the house flag is orange with
blue “diagonals” (a saltire is meant) and in the centre an orange ‘D’.
(A circular space is left out for this initial.)
The pattern described above was also adopted by the Finnish
Baltic Line A/S.
this company, now named ‘Daanen Shipping & Logistics BV’, English
version - Some history highlights, taken from above site:
Founded by in 1958 by J. Th. Daanen, former bargeman turned publican
whose café became a meeting point for shippers, thus permitting
him to become a middleman organizing transports and charters.
After his death in 1978 his son took over the business (the café
was sold) and invested in a push-towboat, a pontoon for heavy transport,
various barges, etc. A new office was built in 1998 and the firm
keeps expanding slowly but steadily.
Back to the site: click ‘Headbarge’ (left column), second photo, to
get an impression of the house flag and especially ‘Pictures’, second row,
first photo. Then there is a tiny swallowtail on the plan under ‘Info’
shown larger, here.
These flags tend to be yellow, or are just that, rather than orange
– and the central disk on the saltire (as in “Duwvaart”) has become a diamond
Jan Mertens, 15 Mar 2006