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Block companies (German Shipping Company)

Heinrich Block; J.C.M.Block

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Heinrich Block #1

[Heinrich Block#1] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009

The company was located in Hamburg. It is a white over green over white horizontal triband with ratio approx 1:3:1 and a red capitals "HB" in a white lozenge in the centre, the "B" being clearly higher.
Source: Title: "Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT"; Hamburg 1957; p.F2.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009

Heinrich Block #2

[Heinrich Block#2] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider based on an image located by Neale Rosanoski, 5 Nov 2010

The original scan must have got twisted as the H" is the same height as the "B" but the break at the bottom curves around below the base.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 Nov 2010

Heinrich Block #3

[Heinrich Block#3] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider based on an image located by Neale Rosanoski, 5 Nov 2010

This is close to that shown by US Navy 1961 although its "B" base curve differs a bit . This appears to be a post WW2 company operating coasters with the last sold 1983 and then trading as Klaus Heinrich Block as agents for a partnership vessel for a couple of years.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 Nov 2010

Heinrich Block #4

[Heinrich Block#4] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider based on an image located by Neale Rosanoski, 5 Nov 2010

Brown 1971 shows a different version with a green flag having the diamond throughout and the red "HB" as normal letters with no break at the bottom of the "B" .
Neale Rosanoski, 5 Nov 2010


J.C.M.Block

[J.C.M.Block] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2007

This company used a white flag with black serifed capital letters "JB".
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; cover inside.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2007


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