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Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. was formed in 1981 and was a subsidiary
of Veba Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH. with the latter ceasing trading
resulting in the former changing its name in 1998 to FG-Shipping GmbH
but the following year reverting to Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. and
then in 2001 it became Finnlines Deutschland A.G. and is now part
of Finnlines plc. I have nothing on what Poseidon Schiffahrt
flew but the second flag with the shield is shown by Brown 1995 for Veba
Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH which began in the 1920s as Kohlen-Import
A.G., becoming Kohlen-Import und Konigsberger Reederei A.G.
and then in 1925 Kohlen-Import und Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. At this
period it used the same banded field but bore a white diamond outlined
black charged "K.I.A." over two crossed hammers all in black [see
below]. In 1955 it became Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH with the shield
replacing the diamond. At some stage Veba Öl A.G acquired 60% of
the company (Stinnes Reederei A.G.
having the rest) and going by Lloyds they became Veba-Chemie Poseidon
Tankschiff GmbH by the late 1970s with Brown 1982 showing a white flag
with a black diamond bearing a white circle with a narrow white band extending
from this to the field and the circle bearing the black letters "VC"
[see below]. By 1980 Lloyds was showing the company as Veba Poseidon
Neale Rosanoski, 25 Oct 2004