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House Flags of German Shipping Companies A-E

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A. Kirsten

[Hamburg based company 1899 - 1969]. Triangular flag, divided vertically into 5 red and 4 white stripes. From Ships and the Sea, Talbot-Booth, c.1936.

David Prothero, 4 September 2000

Aktiengesellschaft Reederei Norden Frisia

[Aktiengesellschaft Reederei Norden Frisia (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

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 February 1999


[Argo (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

Argo is a German company based in Bremen.

Jarig Bakker or Dov Gutterman, February 1999

Bischoff Gruppe

[Bischoff Gruppe (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

White with dark red triangles above and below, relatively narrow, linked by a central disc also dark red. At the hoist and at the fly, the black letters "B" and "C", respectively; on the disc the sign "&" in white.

Jorge Candeias, 7 February 1999

Bugsier-, Reederei- und Bergungs-Aktiengesellschaft

[Bugsier-, Reederei- und Bergungs-Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

Carl Buttner

[Carl Buttner (Germany)]
by Al Fisher

Columbus Line

[Columbus Line (Germany)]
by Thanh-Tâm Lê


[Contemaris-Line (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias

This company is associated with RMS/Eurolines and based in Duisburg. The logo includes both flags flying from crossed poles with their names below.

Dov Gutterman, 15 January 1999

Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft (Neptun)

[Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft (Neptun) (Germany)]
by Al Fisher

Deutsche Bundesbahn Ferries

[State Flag, State Ensign and War Flag (Germany)] 3:5
by Marcus Schmöger

As far as I know, German ferries in the Ostsee [Baltic Sea] in the past wore the state ensign, not the civil ensign, as they belonged to the Deutsche Bundesbahn [federal railways].

Ralf Stelter, 14 February 2001

Egon Oldendorf

[Egon Oldendorf (Germany)]
by Jorge Candeias