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Introduction of Schweriner RG

Name: Schweriner Rudergesellschaft von 1874/75 e.V.
Located in: Schwerin
Established: 14 June 1874 de jure, 1 November 1921 de facto
The club came to being on 1 November 1921, when Ruderverein Schwerin and Ruderverein Vorwärts merged. As dateof foundation usually in the register the birth date of the older of both club is chosen. In 1939 the club was brought into line of the NS-government and enforced to rename itself as Schweriner Rudergemeinschaft. After WW2 the club became FDJ -Rudergruppe until 1954 and since then SG Dynamo Schwerin, Sektion Rudern, in times of the GDR the clubs of the police. In 1990 the old name Schweriner Rudergesellschaft von 1874/75 e.V. was re-established.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

Schweriner RG current Flag

[Schweriner RG (Rowing Club, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2007

It is a white flag parted by two blue-white-blue tribands in cross shifted to hoist. The coat of arms of the city is superimposing the intersection-point of crossbars. In the canton are blue capital letters "SRG". The shade of blue is celestial blue.
Source: flag chart
For further information click:club webpage.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2007

Schweriner RG Flag reported 1921

[Schweriner RG flag 1921 (Rowing Club, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

The flag was white, parted by two blue-white-blue tribands in cross shifted to hoist. The shade of blue had been a celestial blue. The intersection point of cross bars was superimposed by a white French shield with a yellow mural crown with five embattlements and charged with the golden (yellow) knight from the city arms of Schwerin.
Source: this post card
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021


Predecessors of Schweriner RG

RV Schwerin

[RV Schwerin (Rowing Club, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

Name: Ruderverein Schwerin
Established: 14 June 1874
The bicolour was horizontally parted of celestial blue and white. In the canton was a white inscription parted by awhite saltire as follows: "R" (top), "V" (hoist), "S" (fly) and "1874" (bottom).
Source: this post card
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

RV Vorwärts

[RV Vorwärts (Rowing Club, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

Ruderverein Vorwärts
Established: 15 May 1875
The flag was a horizontal 8-stripes flag with alternating celestial blue and white stripes. The white canton was of half height of the flag. In its upper hoist quarter was a canton in canton, separated by blue lines and charged with a red 6-point star, flanked by black inscriptions "R.-V." besides the inner canton and "Vorwärts" (smaller) in lower half of canton.
The club merged with Ruderverein Schwerin on 1 November 1921, forming Schweriner Rudergesellschaft von 1874/75 e.V. (SRG).
Source: this post card
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

RC Neptun

[RC Neptun (Rowing Club, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

Ruderclub Neptun
Established: 20 May1882
The flag was a blue-white-blue horizontal triband. The shade of blue was celestial blue. The white stripe was charged with a black inscription "NEPTUN".
The club joined or merged with Ruderverein Schwerin on 14 June 1885
Source: this post card
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

RC Nelson

[RC Nelson (Rowing Club, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021

Ruderclub Nelson
Established: 16.2.1884
The flag was white, in centre was a red 6-point star, surrounded by a red rectangle.
The club joined or merged with RV Vorwärts on 1 November 1989
Source: this post card
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021


Other Schwerin Rowing Clubs

In 1871 Ruderclub "11" was established and , renamed to Ruderclub Obotrit in 1875, later to SC Obotrit. Attempts to merge with Schweriner Rudergesellschaft failed various times. The club had been brought into line under NS-rule and renamed to Schweriner Ruderkameradschaft, was re-established in 1990 but finally dissolved in 1999. The flag is unknown. There are B/W images of rowing girls. The sports wear was white, with a dark 6-point star of unknown colour.
There had also been a short living Ruderclub Poseidon, established in 1884 and dissolved in 1885. There is nothing known about the flag.
Source: Hans-Jürgen Wüsthoff: "Sportgeschichte Mecklenburgs" 07/08/2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jan 2021


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