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

Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (n) Teil 2

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Norasia Schiffahrt

[Norasia Schiffahrt] image by Jarig Bakker, 27 Sep 2005

Norasia Schiffahrt G.m.b.H., Kiel - blue flag, white diamond with concentric blue outline; black "N".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 27 Sep 2005

Norasia Lines Ltd. House Flag (Malta). As Jorge Candeiassuspected this "flag" would seem to be only as logo image with the white frame being additional to the actual flag which is shown on the Nüsse site [see below, first image]. The situation is more complicated in that the firm which started as Norasia Schiffahrts GmbH of Kiel, Germany, in 1984, initially operated their ships under one ship companies through German ship managers. One of these also operated a subsidiary out of Malta – Ganymed (Malta) Ltd. This may be the origin of the Maltese connection for Jorge Candeias' image.

The original flag would seem to be that of Brown 1995 which is blue having the white diamond but with a black internal frame which encloses a slanted "N" of black cotized of the same i.e. the black letter has a narrow black outline framing it separated white from the letter [see below, 3rd image). This would seem to be not quite right judging by a funnel photo I hold and the table flag shown by Josef Nüsse [see below, 2nd image, based on the latter] which show that the outline turns into shading on the appropriate sides. Josef Nüsseshows his flag as being for the Swiss company Norasia Shipping Services S.A. of Fribourg which I assume was a subsidiary. In 2000 the company was acquired by the Chilean company Compańia Sud-Americana de Vapores and subsequently formed part of CSAV Norasia which is still currently operating but seemingly not as a ship owner, instead being a charterer. At some stage the flag has been altered in line with Jorge Candeias' image with the frame within the diamond becoming blue, the "N" also changing colour and design. Hence the Nüsse image referred to at the start which he again ascribes to a Swiss company, in this case Norasia Services S.A. of Fribourg.

The livery does not appear to be used any more with owners funnels applying and so far no indication of any flag flying either including at the CSAV Norasia Head Office which is in Hong Kong although their site shows a photo of CSAV flags flying there. As to what country the Norasia should show under, I would suggest Germany which is where Lloyds domiciled them up until the takeover.
Neale Rosanoski, 4 Sep 2009


Norasia Lines

[Norasia Lines] image by Jorge Candeias, 24 Feb 1999

A dubious flag [i.e. might only be a logo]. Dark blue with a white inner border and a dark blue outer border and a white lozenge in the center, also with dark blue
and white borders, bearing a "cut" dark blue "N".
Jorge Candeias, 24 Feb 1999


Norasia variants

[Norasia variant 1]<>[Norasia variant 2]<>[Norasia variant 3] images sent by Neale Rosanoski, 4 Sep 2009


Nord-Ostsee Rhederei Hamburg

[Nord-Ostsee Rh Hamburg] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2012

The blue flag is divided by a white centred cross cotized black. In the four quarters are white capitals: "N" (upper hoist), "O" (upper fly), "R" (lower hoist) and "H" (lower fly).
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften, Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2012


Reederei "Nord"

[Reederei 'Nord'] image by Jarig Bakker, 27 Nov 2005

Reederei 'Nord', Klaus E. Oldendorff G.m.b.H., Hamburg - blue flag, white circle containing white "N".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 27 Nov 2005

Now a Cypriot shipping company.
Jan Mertens, 28 Nov 2005

The firm was founded in 1964. Being fed up with the German cold weather and high taxes, Mr. und Mrs. Oldendorff emigrated southwards with the children and settled in Limassol, Cyprus in 1987. There was no change either in the name or the house flag of the company.
For further information click:
Ivan Sache, 28 Nov 2005


Nord Atlantik Dampfer Linie (NADL)

[Nord Atlantik Dampfer Linie (NADL)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2007

Nord Atlantik Dampfer Linie (NADL) – Baltimore Linie
The company was located in Bremen. It is a vertically divided flag into red and white. A blue anchor crossed with a caduceus of the same colour is superimposed in the centre.
Source: Arnold KLUDAS: "Die Geschichte der deutschen Passagierschiffahrt" (5 vols.) Hamburg 1986; Reprint Laibach Slovenia-Buch Nr. 03617-8 Flagchart p.223.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2007


Norddeutsche Fluss Dampfschiffahrts Ges.

[Norddeutsche Fluss Dampfschiffahrts Ges.] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 May 2012

The red pennant has a white bordure at two sided and a white inscription "NFDG".
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider and Jörg M. Karaschewski, 29 May 2012


Norddeutsche Kohlen-und Cokes Werke AG

[Norddeutsche Kohlen-und Coks Werke] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2009

The company was located in Hamburg. It is a green over white over black horizontal tricolour with a white oval in the centre. Upon the oval are, all in black, hammer and mallet, the symbols of mining, and in the lower half along the edge black capitals “NKCW”.
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen"; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.29.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2009

A few alterations are needed with my having the advantage over Klaus-Michael Schneider in having a copy of the quoted source. Name is shown as "Cokes" not "Coks" [only an observation – I am not sure which is right with "Koks" also a starter] with the lettering "NK&CW" not "NKCW".
The company was a subsidiary of the Hamburg based Blumenfeld shipping family which operated from at least 1929 with the last ship broken up in 1958. All the ships bore Blumenfeld family names and the flag is based on the Blumenfeld flag of which a version is shown on the German(b) page. It could mean that the central oval of this flag should be more circular [as is shown by Brown 1958] than it seems in the Esso 1956 and 1958 and Flaggen & Schornsteine 1957 books.
Neale Rosanoski, 10 Apr 2010


NKCW rounded version

[NKCW rounded version] image sent by Neale Rosanoski, 10 Apr 2010


Norden Frisia

[Aktiengesellschaft Reederei Norden Frisia (Shipping Company, Germany)] image by Jorge Candeias, 23 Feb 1999

Aktiengesellschaft Reederei Norden Frisia - A black-red-dark blue tricolour with a white lozenge in the center, fimbriated in black, and containing the letters: "A.-G. / R. / N.-F." in black.
Jorge Candeias, 23 Feb 1999

AG Reederei Norden-Frisia - The company runs a ferry service from Norddeich to Norderney Island. The flag is a black over red over blue horizontal tricolour (the colours of Ostfriesland) with a white diamond in its centre containing a black inscription "A.-G." over "R." over "N.-F.".
Source: Klaus-Peter Bühne's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2009


Nordische Handels- und Reederei Gesellschaft

[Nordische Handels- und Reederei Gesellschaft] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2007

Nordische Handels- und Reederei Gesellschaft m.b.H. The only thing I know is that the company was established after WW1, probably 1919. The man in charge was a certain Max R. Wogatzky. The company had close connections to "Nordische Handelsgesellschaft Hachfeld, Fischer GmbH". Fischer was also Partner in Schröder, Hölken und Fischer, which was established at the same time and dissolved in 1925.
The company used a white flag divided by a red saltire superimposed by black serifed capital letters "NHR".
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; p.224ff.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2007


Nordische Reederei GmbH

[Nordische Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2009

The company was located in Kiel. It is a modified triband of Schleswig-Holstein but the white stripe is clearly wider with a black capital "N" in its centre.
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen"; 2nd ed.; Hamburg 1956; p.30
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2009


Nordische Reederei und Handelsgesellschaft (Schenk & Orth)

[Nordische Reederei und Handelsgesellschaft (Schenk & Orth)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2007

The captain Bruno Orth from Altona established in 1922 the shipping company "Schenk & Orth". The company was renamed in 1924 to "Nordische Reederei und Handelsgesellschaft (Schenk & Orth)". In 1928 the last ship was sold and the company dissolved.
The company used a black and white flag divided by saltire, the white quarters cotized red. In the centre of the flag was a shield divided per fess. In the chief were black letters "S&O" in a yellow field. The base was divided per pale with inverted Hamburg colours in the right side rotated clockwise 350o and and the colours of Elbing in the left side rotated clockwise 50o.
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945" ;ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; p.239-240.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2007


Nordische Reederei Jacob

[Nordische Reederei Jacob] image by Jarig Bakker, 29 Aug 2005

Nordische Reederei Jacob. G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G., Flensburg - white field, blue saltire; in center blue diamond, white "N".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 29 Aug 2005


Nordseebad Spiekeroog

[Nordseebad Spiekeroog] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2009

Nordseebad Spiekeroog GmbH –Schifffahrt - The company runs a ferry service from Norddeich to Norderney Island. The flag is a black over red over blue horizontal tricolour (the colours of Ostfriesland) with a white diamond in its centre containing a black capital "S".
Source: I spotted this flag at the ferry terminal of  Neuharlingersiel on 30 April 2009.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2009


NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft

[NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jul 2012

It is a horizontal bicolour. The stripes are very light blue (above) and very dark blue (below), separated by a white line. In the upper hoist corner is a white 5-point star, in the lower fly corner a white inscription "NSC".
Source: I spotted this flag on 11 May 2012 in Hamburg Neumühlen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jul 2012


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