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Elbe (German Shipping Company)

Schiffahrts- und Speditions Kontor Elbe, Hamburg

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[Elbe houseflag] image by Jos Telleman, 12 Nov 2006 See also:


Image sent by Jos Telleman: Elbe, a German shipping company, sold in 1989 to Federal Express (see Alvracht, the Netherlands). Full name: Schiffahrts- und Speditions Kontor Elbe, Hamburg. The firm was founded 15 Jun 1921 as Deutsch-Holländisches Schiffahrtskontor GmbH., and got its new name in April 1922. It was a large company with tankcoasters, push-boats and inlandtankers, just like Alvracht.
The Elbe flag is blue, bordered brightblue; in center white diamond with outlined blue diamond, red "ELBE".
Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2006

Elbe variant

[Elbe variant] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2006

At this webpage is another Elbe houseflag: nearly the same, but with two blue outlined diamonds. The same image is shown in Wolter's 'See und Seefahrt', 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2006