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Croatia - Shipping Companies, part 2, 1918 - 1945


After the World War the city of Rijeka (Fiume) gained independent status and was soon annexed to Italy. The suburb of Rijeka called Sušak became the main northern post of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The city of Zadar (Zara) was also Italian.


See also:

Dubrovnik


Dubrovačka parobrodska plovidba, Dubrovnik

Dubrovačka Parobrodska Plovidba d.d. Dubrovnik

[Dubrovačka parobrodska plovidba, Dubrovnik] [Normal] 2:3~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Hrvatska Enciklopedija, Leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", 1999

The flag is horizontally divided in red over blue with an anchor in the middle between letters DP.

The company is established in 1880. Also known as Ragusea, operating in 1939 a 14 coastal and 11 intercontinental ships. After the World War it was joined by both Napried and Unione, was the base of the Yugoslav merchant fleet. In the World War II its ships were joined into allied convoys, while the coastal lines were confiscated by Italians and most were destroyed in fighting. After the war remaining ships were nationalized and mostly granted to newly formed companies in Rijeka. Today its successor established in 1955 is Atlantska plovidba using a similar flag.


Slobodna plovidba Dubrovnik

Brodarska zajednica Slobodna plovidba Dubrovnik

[Slobodna plovidba Dubrovnik] [Normal] 3:5~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.

The flag is vertically divided blue and red with white anchor flanked with initials SP.

The company operated since 1929 to 1941 with ships Koločep (sold in 1932) and Duba (sold in 1941).



Jelsa


Duboković, Jelsa

Parobrodarsko preduzeće N. A. Duboković Jelsa

[Duboković, Jelsa] [Normal] 1:1~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.
Correspondence with Lukrecija benković-Duboković, 10.2004.

The flag is blue over red bicolour with white interwined initials NAD.

The Duboković Nadalini family, Ivan and his son Niko, was an influential family in Jelsa on the island of Hvar, establishing the company in 1851; they built the port of Jelsa and its merchant fleet. The company performed training for the maritime authorities in Trieste and maintained the largest sail ship merchant fleet in Dalmatia, some of their ships navigated also over Atlantic. Both were also politically active and both were mayors. Niko established the Croatian reading-club in Jelsa.
This flag is shown by Isaić for the interwar period - the Duboković's do not remember of such flag, but they do remember of a similar emblem (the ciphers) being used as metal ornament on the steamship chimneys. According to the family tradition the Croatian tricolour was used as the house flag. A ceremonial version of such flag with the family coat of arms added in the canton is now preserved in the family archives in Jelsa. This flag was used as the house flag in special ceremonious occasions.
I suspect that the flag



Korčula


Hum, Korčula

Obalna plovidba “Hum” Korčula

[Hum, Korčula] [Normal] 3:4~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.

The flag is light blue with white steamship emblem in the middle.

The company operated between 1915 and 1925, during the World War operated lines between Korčula, Split and Dubrovnik. Steamship Petar Zrinski.



Rijeka


Adria, Rijeka

S.A. di Navigazione Maritima "Adria" - Fiume

[Adria, Rijeka] [Normal] 2:3~
Sources: E. Clémentel e.a.: Larousse Commercial Illustré. Larousse, Paris, 1930
Thanks to information provided by Jan Mertens 30 Oct 2003.
"All about Ships and Shipping", 1938
Thanks to information provided by Jarig Bakker 31 Oct 2003.

The flag is blue with a red saltire and overall a yellow anchor, the initial A and a five-pointed star at the top.

The leading steamship company of the Hungarian part of the Empire established in 1882 in Rijeka was given to Italy and by 1937 it was fusioned with the Tirrenia company.


Costiera, Rijeka

S.A. di Navegazione Marittima Costiera - Fiume

[Costiera, Rijeka] [Normal] 2:3~
Sources: F.J.N. Wedge “Brown’s Flags and Funnels”, revised edition, Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1929
Thanks to information provided by Ian Sumner 05 Nov 2002.
Brown 1926, Llyod Reedereiflaggen 1933 collection of cigarette cards, info Neale Rosanoski

The flag is red over blue bicolour with a five-pointed star in the middle. Brown shows the star as white, other sources show it yellow.

According to Talbot-Booth, the company merged in 1932 into Compagnia di Navigiazione Adriatica which later became Adriatica di Navigazione S.p.A.


Fiumana, Rijeka

Societa Fiumana de Navigazione - Fiume

[Fiumana, Rijeka] [Normal] 2:3~
Source: "Distintivos Navieros de las Principales Sociedades de Navegacion", 1940, http://www.24flotilla.com/A11/siluetas/navieras.htm

The flag is variation of the traditional tricolour of Rijeka, red over yellow over blue, the yellow stripe here being the double width.



Split


Atlantska plovidba, Split

Atlantska plovidba Ivo Račić a.d. - Split

[Atlantska plovidba, Split] [Normal] 2:3~
Source: "Distintivos Navieros de las Principales Sociedades de Navegacion", 1940, http://www.24flotilla.com/A11/siluetas/navieras.htm

The flag is blue with white capital letter R.


Duba, Split

Paroplovidba Duba Split

[Duba, Split] [Normal] 1:2~
Source: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.

The flag is a light blue triangular pennant with a white anchor with initials ZPO.


Jugoamerikanska, Split

Jugoslavensko-Amerkianska plovidba d.d. Split

[Jugoamerikanska, Split] [Normal] 5:7~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.

The flag is divided by diagonal cross in four, up blue, down red, and two side triangles white each carrying black initial JA.

The steamship company was established in 1924 by B. Banac, P. Baburica, Mihanović brothers and F. Petrinović. Operated nine steamships in 1927 totalling over 48000 brt.



Sušak


Jadranska plovidba, Sušak

Jadranska plovidba d.d. Sušak

[Jadranska plovidba, Sušak] [Normal] 3:4~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.

The flag is red with a white steamship emblem near the hoist.

The company is established in 1922 as an action society by combining of all shipping societies of coastal navigation of Rijeka and surroundings. It performed coastal shipping along the Adriatic coast operating 67 steamships. It began with tourist cruises in 1934. After the World War II it was nationalized and succeeded by Jadrolinija.


Jugoslavenski Lloyd, Sušak

[Jugoslavenski Lloyd, Sušak] [Normal] 2:3~
Source: "Distintivos Navieros de las Principales Sociedades de Navegacion", 1940, http://www.24flotilla.com/A11/siluetas/navieras.htm

The flag is blue with white letters JL.

Possibly the source misidentify the mother port - Jugoslavenski Lloyd a.d. Split was formed by merging of the Atlantska plovidba Ivo Račić a.d. and Jugoslavensko-amerikanska plovidba a.d. both from Split in 1928. godine. In 1941 it was renamed Prekomorski Lloyd and abolished after the War.


Oceania, Sušak

Brodarsko Akcionarsko Društvo "Oceania" Sušak

[Oceania, Sušak] [Normal] 2:3~
Sources: “Brown’s Flags and Funnels” comp. F.J.N. Wedge, 5th edition, Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, 195x
Thanks to information provided by Ian Sumner 05 Nov 2002.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.

The flag is red with white letter O in the middle.

The company with headquarters in Trieste and Sušak was established in 1917 by joining of numerous small shipping societies along the eastern Adriatic coast. After the World War was granted entirely to Yugoslavia. In World War II lost most of its 12 ships. Liquidated in 1947.


Prekomorska plovidba, Sušak

Prekomorska plovidba d.d. Sušak

[Prekomorska plovidba, Sušak] [Normal] 2:3~
Source: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.

The flag is red with blue six-pointed star in the middle, related to pre-WWI Ungaro-Croatian Free Navigation Company of Rijeka


Progres, Sušak

Parobrodarsko akcionarsko društvo “Progres” Sušak

[Progres, Sušak] [Normal] 2:3~
Source: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.

The flag is light blue with red letter P on a white disk.


Vesna, Sušak

Vesna d.d. za plovidbu Sušak

[Vesna, Sušak] [Normal] 6:7~
Sources: Vladimir Isaić: Pomorski običaji i tradicije, Adamić, Rijeka, 2001.
Pomorski leksikon, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleža", Zagreb, 1990.

The flag is blue with white oval containing the red letter V in Latin and Cyrillic script.

The steamship company established in 1921 in Dubrovnik by the Maritime Bank with intention to maintain transatlantic tourist lines. At first they rented ship Garibaldi and in 1927 obtained the first Yugoslav transatlantic ship Beograd followed soon by similar ship Zagreb. However the two ships were never used and the company was dissolved.



Zadar


Zaratina, Zadar

Societa Anonima di Navigazione Zaratina, Zara

[Zaratina, Zadar] [Normal] 3:5~
Source: Aldo & Corrado Cherini: La bandiera tricolore sul mare, www.webalice.it/cherini/, 2010.

The flag is blue with three yellow crowned leopard heads with red tongues. The heraldic leopards are shown as lions afrontee. It is the banner of arms of Dalmatia.



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