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Schröder, Hölken und Fischer (German Shipping Company)

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Schröder, Hölken und Fischer

Schröder, Hölken und Fischer G.m.b.H. - Just after WWI the company was established by the engineer Dr.Richard Schröder from Lübeck, the cloth-manufacturer Hölken from Barmen (today part of Wuppertal) and the city councillor Georg Otto Fischer from Hamburg. The company tried to make good profits sometimes without supporting their ships properly. In 1931 the company went into bankruptcy.
The company used a white flag with three blue 5-point stars in a triangular configuration (top centre, bottom hoist and bottom fly). Probably there was one star for one partner.
The company used a dark blue flag with a white 5-point star in its centre superimposed by a smaller one pointing to the bottom.
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999;  p.235ff.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2007