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2:3 | stripes 1+4+1
image by Al Fisher and Thanh-Tâm Lê
Zim Israel Navigation Company: Stewart
1959 no. 425.
Al Fisher, 7 February 1999
Zim (a biblical word meaning "fleets") flag is
blue-white-blue (1:4:1) with 7 big gold 6 points stars on the
white stripe (4 up 3 down). I see this flag twice a day since Zim
headquarters is in the way to my work. The origin of the flag
made of two blue stripes and seven gold stars came from the book The Jewish State by B.Z. Herzl,
the first leader of the Zionist Organization. You can see a
sample of the flag on this 1947
menu at their website.
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 1999
From the Zim website:
Zim was incorporated in 1945 by the Jewish Agency, which held 44% of the shares, the Israel Labour Foundation (Histadrut) and the Israel Maritime League. (...) In 1947 the first Zim ship was purchased (...). The main task of the early years was the carriage of hundreds of thousands of refugees and immigrants to Israel.
Santiago Dotor, 6 June 2001
[Flag photo from the Zim website. See there also photos with the flag painted on the funnels.]
(2:3) image by Ivan Sache
The houseflag of Lucy Borchard Shipping Ltd. (website here with animated
Dov Gutterman, 25 August 2001
This is interestingly similar to the houseflags of the
Borchard Lines Ltd.(UK) and Fairplay
Tugs. Any idea of the reason for such similarity? Were these
three once the same company?
António Martins, 18 September 2001