Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Limited
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UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
Arms : Azure, on a Chevron Argent two Chevronels Gules and Sable, in chief a double Vol displayed of the second, and in base a Lymphad proper with sails set and flagged of the third, on barry wavy of six of the first and second.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a Demi-Lion rampant Or langued Gules holding in his paws a standard with the house flag of the Company, Gules, having a small Union Jack in the centre surrounded by the letters U.S.S.Co.
Supporters : On either side a carved Maori Panel Murrey, representing Tangaroa, the Maori Guardian Sea-God of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean).
Motto: 'Per Mare Per Caelum'
The arms were officially granted on October 16, 1940.
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