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Caillol - Compagnie Méditerranéenne de Navigation (Shipping company, France)

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E. Caillol &. H. Saintpierre / Caillol-Duvillard & Cie


House flag of Caillol - Image by Ivan Sache & Željko Heimer, 15 February 2004

Freight agents E. Caillol and H. Saintpierre founded in 1875 a shipping company to serve scheduled lines between Marseilles and Spain, Corsica, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, the Black Sea and Egypt. In 1902, Saintpierre withdrew from the company and was succeded by Duvillard.
The house flag of Caillol is blue with a white anchor.
[Paul Bois. Armements marseillais - Compagnies de navigation et navires à vapeur (1831-1988) [boi03]]

The use of the blue flag with anchor is confirmed by Reed 1901 under E. Caillol & H. Saintpierre and by Lloyds 1904 for Caillol-Duvillard & Cie.

Ivan Sache & Neale Rosanoski, 21 February 2005

Compagnie Nouvelle Méditerranéenne de Navigation

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House flag of Compagnie Nouvelle Méditerranéenne de Navigation, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 15 February 2004

In 1904, L. de Montravel and E. Roche, who already jointly owned a ship, took the control of Caillol, which was renamed in 1906 Compagnie Méditerranéenne de Navigation, with great expectations. They bought in 1904 a series of small liners, SS Gallia, Corsica, Iberia, Italia and Numidia, named after the line they were assigned to, and in 1905 a series of three cargo ships, SS Monte-d'Oro, Tavignano and Vizzavone, named after Corsican toponyms.
However, the company had bitten off more than it could chew, and had to sold most of its fleet in 1907. Renamed Compagnie Nouvelle Méditerranéenne de Navigation, it operated a limited number of ships until 1913.

Paul Bois shows the house flag of Compagnie (Nouvelle) Méditerranéenne de Navigation as white with a light blue diagonal stripe and two light blue triangles in upper left and lower right corners. The diagonal stripe is charged with black letters "CNM".
Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels [llo12], #22, p. 38, reverses the order of the diagonal bands, that is from upper hoist to lower fly and adds dots after the letters.

Ivan Sache & Neale Rosanoski, 15 February 2004