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Suisse-Outremer SA de Gerance et d'Affretement Maritimes, Switzerland

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[Oceana Shipping] image by Phil Nelson


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About the Flag

Suisse-Outremer S.A. de Gérance et d'Affrêtement Maritimes was formed in 1953 by Transports Maritimes Suisse-Outremer S.A. and was based in Geneva. The checky flag of Phil is presumably taken from Stewart (1963). Unfortunately U.S. Navy (1961) shows the flag of the original parent company, Transports Maritimes Suisse-Outremer S.A., as being blue with a gold cross which is voided at the fesse point by the field [see below] which results in unequal sized compartments. There may have been slightly different versions for the two companies though this seems unlikely to me and judging by the funnel marking the checky version seems more fitting. However the site http://www.swiss-ships.ch shows an image in line with US Navy against Suisse-Outremer but this site does not give credits for its images and nor does it go into detail of when its images were used or whether they applied to subsidiaries or operated companies which are not mentioned, just the principal operating company.
Neale Rosanoski, 2 August 2010

[Suisse-Outremer SA de Gerance et d'Affretement Maritimes] image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 August 2010

In 1963 Suisse-Outremer S.A. de Gérance et d'Affrêtement Maritimes was bought by Baron H.H. Thyssen-Bronemisz and transferred to Zürich, apparently being renamed Suisse-Outremer Bereederungs und Befrechtungs A.G. changing 1978/9 to Suisse-Outremer Reederei AG. In 1988 the Baron retired with the company, which he had owned privately being sold but by 1999 the company activities had ceased. For the time under the Baron's ownership, going by the swiss-ships website, the flag was red with a blue triangle extending throughout from the fly on which was a grey dolphin swimming to the fly.
Neale Rosanoski, 2 August 2010


Transports Maritimes Suisse-Outremer S.A.

[1) Suisse-Atlantique Société de Navigation Maritime SA and 2) Suisse-Outremer SA de Gerance et d'Affretement Maritimes] image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 August 2010