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

Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (a) - Teil 2

Last modified: 2019-08-09 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

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 War1870/71 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

[C. Andersen - 5 stripes]
image by Jarig Bakker, 23 Feb 2005
[C. Andersen - 8 stripes]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 July 2012
   

Five Stripes Variant

C. Andersen, Hamburg - 5 horizontal stripes (see left image above) or 8 horizontal stripes (see right image above) of red and white; blue diamond, with in the corners 4 white 8-pointed stars; in center white "CA".
Sources:
1) Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26]
2) Flaggenkarte, Hrsg.: H. Carly, Hamburg, c.1898
3) Otto Mathies: "Hamburgs Reederei 1814 - 1914", Hamburg 1924, p.77
4) Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Jarig Bakker, 23 Feb 2005 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 July 2012


K.Andersen

[K.Andersen] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 July 2019

The company was based in Friedrichstadt. The flag was red with a white cypher "KA".
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.18, image no.406
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 July 2019

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 Nüsse 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


D. Apenes & Sohn

[D. Apenes & Sohn] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2019

The company was based in Friedrichstadt. The flag was red, charged with a white cross patty between two thin white horizontal stripes.
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.19, image no.445
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2019


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


J.F. Arens

[J.F. Arens] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2019

The company was based in Bremen. The flag was chequered of nine of blue and white.
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.14, image no.203
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2019


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


Asiatische Küstenfahrt Gesellschaft

[Asiatische Küstenfahrt Gesellschaft] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 July 2019

The flag was red with a white cross patty in canton and a vertical stripe of 25% of total width shifted to the fly.

Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.13, image no.143
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 July 2019


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 Rhederei GmbH 1928]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2019
   

The company was based in Hamburg - white flag; in bottom fly blue "A" (see left image above), or with a light blue centred initial "A" (see right image above), in canton horizontal black over white over red stripes.
Sourrces: Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95] and Massary 1928, series 1, image no.80
Jarig Bakker, 15 Sep 2005 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2019


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 July 2012


Atlas Ship

[Atlas Ship #1]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010
[Atlas Ship #2]
3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010
   

The company is located in Leer.
Flag:
It is a white flag with a green and blue angle pointing to the hoist (see left image above), a variant (see left image above) displays the angle flanked by black capitals "A" and "S".
Sources: Josef Nüsse's webpage and 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


Albert Aust (Hamburg-Stade Altländer Linie)

[Albert Aust (Hamburg-Stade Altländer Linie)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2019

The company was based in Hamburg. The flag was blue with a white key in pale.
Source: Massary 1928, series 1, image no.177
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2019


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