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House Flags of German Shipping Companies (d) - part 2

Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (d) Teil 2

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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DFDS Prinzenlinie

[DFDS Prinzenlinie] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Apr 2012

It is the wellknown blue DFDS flag with a white cross patty in the centre. The cross is superimposed by the logo of Prinzenlinie in red. The logo was a "P" with one wavy line. The company seems to have run the same lines as HADAG Prinzenlinie. The company was located in Hamburg.
Source: Josef Nüsse's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Apr 2012


J. & H. Dieckmann

[J. & H. Dieckmann] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2012

The blue flag has white stripes at the top- and bottom-edge. In the centre is a white 5-point star. Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2012


H. Diederichsen & Co.

[H. Diederichsen & Co.] image by Jorge Candeias, 30 Dec 2004

The flag is blue with a white border in three sides, leaving the hoist side out, and a white initial "D" in the center.
Jorge Candeias, 30 Dec 2004

It's No. 28 in the on-line 1912 Lloyds Flags & Funnels, i.e. 'H. Diederichsen & Co., Kiel'. (In this picture, the 'D' is slightly more elaborate.)
Jan Mertens, 31 Dec 2004


P. Diederichsen

[P. Diederichsen] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2012

It is a blue flag with a white capital "D".
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2012


F. Diestel

[F. Diestel] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jul 2012

According to source Hamburg shipowners register provides evidence of the company's existence at least from 1860 until 1885. It is a white flag with black initials "FD" in the centre. The canton is some kind of Hamburg city flag showing a white castle in a red field.
Source: Otto Mathies: "Hamburgs Reederei 1814 - 1914", Hamburg 1924, p.36
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jul 2012


Discoverer Reederei

[Discoverer Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009

Discoverer Reederei
The company was located in Bremen. It is a white flag with a blue capital „D“, surrounding a globe in white with blue meridians. Beneath the “D” is a red line upward bound.
Source: Arnold KLUDAS: Die Geschichte der deutschen Passagierschiffahrt (5 Bde.) Hamburg 1986; Reprint Laibach Slovenia-Buch Nr. 03617-8 Flagchart p.224.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009


Robert Dohrmann Cuxhaven

[Robert Dobermann Cuxhaven] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2012

It was a flag quarterly divided into red and white. In the red quarters were a white Hamburg castle (hoist) and a white tower (fly), probably of HAPAG halls in Cuxhaven. In the white quarters were black inscriptions "RD" (top) and "Cuxhaven" (bottom).
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2012


Dormien & Paap

[Dormien & Paap] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jun 2012

It was a red flag. In the centre was a white cross patty.
Source: Flaggenkarte, Hrsg.: H. Carly, Hamburg, c.1898
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jun 2012


dotrans

[dotrans] image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 Jul 2006

This is not so nice – a flag picture but almost nothing on the firm!  From various commercial information services on the internet we learn that a firm called ‘dotrans’ (lower case), also known as Christian Donner KG, is located at Hannover and engaged in shipping.  That is all, really.

Found last year on French eBay (item no. 6535951661, offer finished 8 June 2005), a ‘dotrans’ flag: orange with the company name spared out of a lowered black stripe fitted between two thin black stripes. As the flag was part of a substantial offer of inland navigation flags and pennants (some of them quite horrible), I suppose we may interpret the ‘shipping’ as being restricted to inland waterways, German or otherwise.
Jan Mertens, 30 Jun 2006

Kapitän Manfred Draxl

[Kapitän Manfred Draxl] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a blue flag. From the fly comes a violet-reddish pile. At top and bottom are small stripes in a lighter shade of blue and limited by wavy lines. Three white angles are superimposing the whole. Above the angles is a white handwritten "B" (why?), besides on the pile a white handwritten "D".
Source: Verband Deutscher Reeder homepage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2012


Bootsverleih Lucia Dreessen

[Bootsverleih Lucia Dreessen] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2010

This small tourist ship and boat rental company is located in Greetsiel. The flag shows the colours of Eastern Frisia, a black over red over blue horizontal tricolour with light grey shadowed capitals "LD" in the red stripe.
Source: I spotted this flag on 14 September 2009 in Greetsiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2010


Reederei Drevin

[Reederei Drevin] image by Ivan Sache, 7 Sep 2008

"Reederei Drevin" is based at Cuxhaven. The company was founded in 1983 by Rainer Drevin, who had commanded ships for the big "Reederei Heinrich" in 1966-1983. Specialized in container transportation, the company got rid of its old ships and purchased two brand new ones , MS "Maike D" (November 2001) and MS "OOCL Nevskiy" (May 2002). The only manager of the company until 2003, Rainer Drevin then appointed his son, Mark Drevin, manager of the nautical and technical operations, remaining himself the managing director of the company.
The flag of "Reederei Drevin", as shown as a graphic on the company website, is red with a thin white border and a white diamond charged with a black "D".
Ivan Sache, 7 Sep 2008


DR Hansa

[DR Hansa] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009

DR Hansa
The company was located in Hamburg. It is a red flag with a white lozenge containing a red cross patty.
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


Dujardin & Co

[Dujardin & Co houseflag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009

Dujardin & Co (formerly Gebrüder Melcher Verkaufs-GmbH) - The company was located in Uerdingen (today borough of the city of Krefeld). The company is still
existing today in Krefeld-Uerdingen, renamed into Melcher GmbH & Co KG. It is a distillery.
Dujardin was the trademark of  a German brandy, which also (fortunately) still exists today.
The flag is divided per saltire into red and blue. There are black inscriptions: “D” (hoist) “&” (bottom) and “Co” (fly). In the centre of the flag is a shield, two white keys in a red field, which is a modified coat of arms of the former city of Uerdingen. Though source shows black keys in a white field within a image really tiny, I chose different tinctures, which were used by the company.
Source: „Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT“; Hamburg 1957; p.F7.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009

Dujardin GmbH & Co  KK still exists and is in business in Krefeld Uerding. Our wonderful brandy brand Dujardin Imperial ist very alive and is sold in Germany,
Canada, and meny other countries around the world. Our ship, the MS Imperial, today lies in the Duisburg harnour and is currently remodeled into a hotel.
Matthias Melcher, 28 Jul 2009


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