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House Flags of German Shipping Companies (a) -part 2

Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (a) Teil 2

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Germany] 3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin
German merchant ensign See also:

Amisia

[Amisia] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009

"Amisia" Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Gebrüder Schmitz
The company was located in Emsdetten (Steinfurt county), next to Rheine. Amisia is referring to river Ems, which flows through the city. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband with ratio approx 1:3:1 and a red capital “A” in the white stripe.
Source: Title: „Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT“; Hamburg 1957; p.F1.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009


M.G. Amsinck

[M.G.Amsinck] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2007

M.G.Amsinck - Martin Garlieb Amsinck was merchant and owner of a dockyard. In 1859 he owned 4 ships and in 1870 even 11. After the German-French War
1870/71 the importance of iron increased and wood was no longer needed. So the dockyard was closed spontaneously and Amsinck only kept his shipping company. The shipping company closedwhen the last ship was sold in 1907.
The company used a quarterly divided flag white (with a light green serifed "A" (FIAV-code V--), red, red and white with three light-green leaves (FIAV-code V--) maybe from an oak.
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; p.97ff.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2007

You mention the three green leaves on the right side. Maybe oak ?) No. they are the three mistletoe leaves from the Amsinck familie weapon.
Originally from 15th century Netherlands.
Georg Teddy Amsinck, 25 Jan 2010


C. Andersen

Five Stripes Variant

[C. Andersen - 5 stripes] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 Feb 2005

C. Andersen, Hamburg - 5 horizontal stripes of red and white; blue diamond, with in the corners 4 white 8-pointed stars; in center white "CA".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26]
Jarig Bakker, 23 Feb 2005

Eight Stripes Variant

[C. Andersen - 8 stripes] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2012

An 8-stripes variant is depicted within sources below.
Sources:
1) Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
2) Flaggenkarte, Hrsg.: H. Carly, Hamburg, c.1898
3) Otto Mathies: "Hamburgs Reederei 1814 - 1914", Hamburg 1924, p.77
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2012


Anker Schifffahrtsgesellschaft

[Anker Schifffahrtsgesellschaft] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2012

Anker Transportgesellschaft: The blue flag is divided by a white saltire. In the centre is a white hexagon fimbriated blue showing a blue bendy anchor. According to Josef Nüüsse Anker Schifffahrtsgesellschaft has the same flag.
Source: I spotted an image of this flag on a lorry on Veddel Island (Hamburg) on 9 May 2012.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2012


Anytime Chartering

[Anytime Chartering] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2009

Anytime  Chartering & Shipping GmbH, ship brokers - The company is located in Buxtehude (Stade county). The flag is a modified version of the municipal flag of Neu-Wulmstorf Harburg county), which lies next to Buxtehude just between Buxtehude and Hamburg. The white annulet in the municipal flag is replaced by a yellow steering wheel with a black inscription “Anytime” in its top half and “Chartering in the bottom half.
Detail: [Anytime Chartering detail] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2009
Source: www.seemann-fischer.de
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2009


Apollo Shipping

[Apollo Shipping] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003

Dov Gutterman reported the link of Apollo Shipping GmbH & Co.KG - ASG and wavy lines on white.
Santiago Dotor, 6 Nov 2003


Heinrich F.C. Arp

[Heinrich F.C. Arp] image by Jorge Candeias, 19 Jan 2005

The problem is that this flag is unclear and its caption is even more unclear. It's a triangular flag with a red border around the top and bottom and a narrow vertical stripe near the fly, also red (creating the shape of an A). In the larger white area there's some sort of abbreviation that I cannot make out. The caption is huge, occupying two lines of tiny little letters. Of course, it's totally blurred and all I can do is guess. Could the top line be "Hesmeth & C. Argo"?
Jorge Candeias, 6 Jan 2005

Cleverly done, this flag. I couldn't read all of the caption but it seemed like Heinrich ... Arp... something... The letters inside the 'A' were unclear, too. A Google search for "reederei arp" led to this faint trace. The fourth ship is the "Maike" owned by 'Reederei Arp & Thordsen'.
I checked the on-line 1912 Lloyds Flags & Funnels and there was No. 1433: i.e. 'Heinrich F.C. Arp (S. Öllgaard & Thoersen), Hamburg. 'Thoersen' seems to be correct, there are more traces now; the complete name of the firm would then be: 'Heinrich F.C. Arp Dampfschiffs-Reederei (S. Öllgaard und Thoersen)'.
Jan Mertens, 7 Jan 2005


Artus Danziger Reederei

[Artus Danziger Reederei] image by Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2007

"Artus" Danziger Reederei: five horizontal stripes, the second and fourth yellow, the others blue; a white disk on the central three stripes bearing a black A (funnel: black, bearing the flag in the form of a band)= Danzig.
Jan Mertens, 15 Nov 2003

At this webpage is the houseflag of Hugo Stinnes, as well as Artus Danziger (with a hexagon, no disk)
Info: "Artus Danziger Reederei & Handels-Aktiengesellschaft 1919-1927, Danzig

When World War I was over the German Shipping companies disappeared from the seas and most of the remaining ships had to be delivered to the Allies as war reparations. It was forbidden for the German Shipping companies to reopen their deep sea lines again, only coastal voyages were allowed.

Hugo Stinnes saw in November 1919 an opportunity to found a shipping company at Danzig which was a neutral free trade zone at that time to open a connection to ports of South America. In 1921 Artus started a service with cargo passenger ships to ports in South America. The first ship to open this new service was the ARTUS.

Hugo Stinnes died at the age of 54 in 1924, his successors were not able to hold the Stinnes empire together so in 1926 the Deutsch Austral & Kosmos took over the AG Hugo Stinnes und Seeschiffahrt und Handel. The Deutsch Austral & Kosmos with the Roland Linie and Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt Aktien Gesellschaft (Hapag) entered into a covenant to split the liner services of cargo and passengers between them to the ports in South and West America. This was the end of the Artus Reederei & Handelsgesellschaft."
Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2007


Assen Reederei

[Assen Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009

The company was located in Lübeck-Travemünde. It is a red over yellow over red horizontal triband with ratio approx 1:3:1 with a red  man-trap in the centre.
Source: Title: „Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT“; Hamburg 1957; p.F1.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009


Astromare Bereederung - Jens & Nagel

[Astromare Bereederung - Jens & Nagel] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jul 2012

The celestial blue flag is divided by a white saltire. In the hoist quarter is a yellow initial "J", in the fly quarter a yellow initial "N", in both other quarters a yellow 8-point star. In the centre of the flag is a white disc containing a celestial blue "&".
Source: Josef Nüsse's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jul 2012


Atlantic Reederei R & W Joch

[Atlantic Reederei R & W Joch] image by Jarig Bakker, 15 Sep 2005

Atlantic Reederei R & W Joch K.G., Hamburg - white flag; in bottom fly blue "A"; in canton horizontal black over white over red stripes.
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 15 Sep 2005


Actien Ges. 'Atlantic'

[Actien Ges. 'Atlantic'] speculative image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, based on description by Jorge Candeias, 21 Jul 2012

The flag is white with big red initials "AGA" along the center.
Jorge Candeias, 30 Nov 2004

Jörg Karaschewski's source has 'Atlantic A.G.' and I suppose 'AGA' simply reads better than 'AAG'. Firm unknown to me.
Jan Mertens, 18 Dec 2006

I suggest: "Actien Gesellschaft Atlantic" (A.G.A.). The company is not mentioned within Matthies 1924. Thus it was probably not Hamburg based. Sorry no positive information.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2012


Atlas Ship

[Atlas Ship #1] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010

The company is located in Leer.
Flag#1:
It is a white flag with a green and blue angle pointing to the hoist.
Source: Josef Nüsse's website
Flag#2:
[Atlas Ship #2] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010
Like flag'#1 but the angle flanked by black capitals "A" and "S".
Source: Klaus-Peter Bühne's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010

Auerbach Schifffahrt Gmbh & Co. KG

[Auerbach shipping] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2013

The company was established in 2010 in Hamburg by Julius Bunk and Alexander Tebbe. The company runs three container ships, all the names begin with "Maple" followed by a Christian name of a female. (The company has nothing to do with Canada. I spotted this flag at Alster Lake in Hamburg on 11 July 2013.)
Source: information provided by Klaus-Peter Bühne
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2013


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