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Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (c)

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[Germany] 3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin
German merchant ensign Other "C" companies: See also:

Cargo-Service Hanse-Tally-Kontor

[Cargo-Service Hanse-Tally-Kontor] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003

Dov Gutterman reported the link of Cargo-Service Hanse-Tally-Kontor GmbH - dunno how to describe this - duuuh - houseflag.
Santiago Dotor, 6 Nov 2003


Chinesische Küstenfahrt

[Chinesische Küstenfahrt] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009

Chinesische Küstenfahrt - Siemssen & Co.
The company was located in Hamburg. It is a white pennant with a red chevron pointing to the fly.
Source: Arnold KLUDAS: Die Geschichte der deutschen Passagierschiffahrt (5 Bde.) Hamburg 1986; Reprint Laibach Slovenia-Buch Nr. 03617-8 Flagchart p.223
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009


Max Claussen

[Max Claussen] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Feb 2006

Max Claussen, Rendsburg - blue flag, white diamond, red "MC".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 2 Feb 2006


Reederei Clermont

[Reederei Clermont #2] image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 Jul 2006

To be honest, I first encountered the flag and then the company, only to find that the tangible item – the flag “in the cloth” – was different from the items on the company site… or so I thought at first. Reederei Clermont is a tourist shipping company operating out of Wismar, a German (formerly East German) town on the Baltics.  Websites (the first one is official) here and here.

Founded in 1990, this family business now operates four ships of which two are newly built.  Routes include visits to the harbour and immediate surroundings (have a look at the WWII concrete ship), to the island of Poel, chartered trips, and a regular line to nearby Wendorf.  Also possible are marriage ceremonies on board ship, presumably when the weather is not stormy (yet). 8-)

Now the flag, seen as a drawing on above sites and on several photos is white with a blue ascending diagonal stripe, a blue initial ‘C’ in the upper hoist and a blue steering wheel in the lower fly.

But a German eBay auction item 9531901274 (ended 23 June 2006) shows a version with a broad descending diagonal, the ‘C’ lower and the steering wheel higher.  See the original photo rotated and mirrored to bring it into line with the company version (tell-tale camera watermark now in the upper right corner, on its head!).

I am convinced that the attachment, as sent, shows the house flag correctly.
Jan Mertens, 14 Jul 2006


Marcus Cohn & Söhne

[Marcus Cohn & Söhne] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 May 2012

The company was located in Königsberg (today: Kaliningrad).
Description of flag:
It was a white flag with a blue 6-point star in the centre.
Source: Lloyds 1912 ; p.61, flag no.522
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 May 2012


Commerz Reederei

[Commerz Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2009

Commerz Reederei - Per saltire blue and white; in center an oval disk bordered black, charged with "CR" in black.
Source: the Esso publication "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen 1956 P14. It was also shown by the same publication format "Flaggen und Schornsteine der Deutschen Reedereien" 1957 P4.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2009

The company itself would seem to be have been very shortlived with only one vessel, "Commerz", which was delivered 11.1.1954 and sold 28.5.1954.
Neale Rosanoski, 31 Jan 2010


Condock Reederei Bauer

[Condock Reederei Bauer] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Oct 2005

Condock Reederei Bauer K.G., Hamburg - Spanish style BWB flag, in center a blue drydock with an arrows pointing upwards.
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 6 Oct 2005


CONTAL Shipping

[CONTAL Shipping (Shipping Company)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2012

CONTAL Shipping Ltd. (Germany)
It is a light blue over red over light blue horizontal triband with white fimbriation between the stripes. In the red stripe is a light blue inscription "CS" also fimbriated white. At the fly end a small Greek cross is in the red stripe touching the upper fimbriation.
Source: Verband Deutscher Reeder homepage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2012


Contchart Hamburg Leer Gmbh & Co. KG

[Contchart (Shipping Company)]

The company (freighting and ship management) was established on 23 October 2012 in Hamburg as a joint venture of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Steamship and Thien & Heyenga. Before at the beginning of 2012 Thien & Heyenga had founded the freighting company Contchart Hamburg Gmbh & Co. KG. MPC purchased 50% of the shares and the company was renamed. On 3 December 2012 GB Shipping became a third partner of the company. The fleet managed was then restocked from 102 ships up to 170 ships. The flag combines the colours of Eastern Frisia (blue - red - black) - representing Leer - and Hamburg (red - white).
Source: information provided by Klaus-Peter Bühne
Klaus-Michael Schneider,, 10 Sep 2013


Contemaris Line

[Contemaris Line (Shipping Company, Germany)] image by Jorge Candeias, 15 Jan 1999

This company is associated with RMS/Eurolines, based in Duisburg. The logo includes both flags flying from crossed poles with their names below.
Dov Gutterman, 15 Jan 1999

Continental Chartering

[Continental Chartering] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003

Dov Gutterman reported the link of Continental Chartering - flag: white with near top and bottom narrow blue stripes; in the center blue capitals CC.
Santiago Dotor, 6 Nov 2003


Continentale Rhederei

[Continentale Rhederei] image by Jorge Candeias, 23 Dec 2004

The flag is not only clear, but also quite striking: quartered of white and red with a black cross over all, whose arms join in a disc, all bordered in white and fimbriated in black. The caption is a nightmare. It seems to me that the main word begins with a C but I won't risk an interpretation of the rest. Next, we've got what seems to me a "Rh" abbreviation, and, to end, a "A.G." abbreviation.
Jorge Candeias, 23 Dec 2004

That is "Continentale Rhederei A.G., Hamburg". (A.G. = Aktiengesellschaft = Limited Company).
Jarig Bakker, 24 Dec 2004


Cords & Buck

[Cords & Buck] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2009

Cords & Buck GmbH
The company was located in Bremen. It is a blue over red over blue horizontal triband with ratio approx 1:3:1 and black capitals “CB” in the red stripe.
Source: Title: „Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT“; Hamburg 1957; p.F.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2009


Bernhard Cramer

[Bernhard Cramer] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Jul 2012

Bernhard Cramer Schiffahrts- und Verwaltungs GmbH has a white flag with a thin blue bordure. Two horizontal lines and one crooked line are forming a ship's silhouette. The prow points to the fly. Below is a blue inscription "CB".
Source: Verband Deutscher Reeder homepage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Jul 2012