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

Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (sch) - Teil 2

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

R. Schneider (Memeler Dampfsch.-AG)

[R. Schneider (Memeler Dampfsch.-AG)] image by Jorge Candeias, 21 Dec 2004

The flag is green with a white saltire and 4 white letters in the 4 quarters devided by the cross: "M", "D", "A" and "G". It was "Memeler Dampfsch.-AG" and so it is as yet unclear whether they meant steamship(s), or steamship company.
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.16, image no.270
Jorge Candeias, 21 Dec 2004 and Jan Mertens, 23 Dec 2004


A.J. Schön & Co

Black Initial

[A.J.Schön & Co black] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2007

A.J.Schön & Co. - The company used a white flag with a black capital serifed "S" in the centre and 3 red stripes parallel to the edges except the hoist.
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; inside cover.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2007

Blue Initial

[A.J.Schön & Co blue] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2012

According to source Hamburg shipowners register provides evidence of the company's existence at least from 1841 until 1875. The white flag has a red - white bordure at three sides. In the centre is a blue, serifed initial "S".
Source: Otto Mathies: "Hamburgs Reederei 1814 - 1914", Hamburg 1924, p.13
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2012


Schoenberg & Domanski

[Schoenberg & Domanski] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2019

The company was based in Danzig. The flag was a red-white-red vertical triband, in counterchanged colours from hoist to fly charged with an initial "S", an anchor and an initial "D".
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.14, image no.182
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 July 2019


Befrachtungskontor Schoning

[Befrachtungskontor Schoning] image by Jarig Bakker, 27 Nov 2005

Befrachtungskontor Schoning GmbH & Co., Haren - horizontal BWB flag; on white black "BFS".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 27 Nov 2005


Schrader & Wrede

[Schrader & Wrede] image by Jorge Candeias, 16 Dec 2004

Schrader & Wrede, Elbe See Bugsier Gesch.
The flag is a simple blue cross on white.
Jorge Candeias, 16 Dec 2004

Must be Schrader & Wrede (Hamburg), a tugboat operator. All I could find was on obsolete Tugspotters page charting the career of a tugboat which once (1901-1918) belonged to this company.
Jan Mertens, 17 Dec 2004
Editorial note: Company existed at least in 1897, because she is mentioned within "Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897" . Flag depicted there is matching the report of Jorge Candeias.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 April 2012


Günther Schröder

[Günther Schröder] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider based on a photo located by Jan Mertens, 30 July 2012

The house flag of the Schröder-Linie or, officially, 'Friedrichstädter Grachten- u. Treeneschifffahrt Günther Schröder' (i.e. Günther Schröder Canals and Treene Shipping at Friedrichstadt). This tourist shipping enterprise is established - as the name says - at Friedrichtstadt, a little town on the River Eider, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. A drawing of house flag can be seen in the English version of the company website. Horizontally divided blue-white-red with ratio 1:3:1, black initials "SCH" in the white stripe, source found by clicking the second photo.
As you can see the civil flag of Schleswig-Holstein provided the basis:
Jan Mertens, 23 Oct 2009

Founded in 1971 by Günther Schröder who already had been active in tourist shipping and that year bought a vessel operated by Karl Foth, Friedrichstadt (house flag not known) and expanded gradually.
Friedrichtstadt on the Eider, founded to receive Dutch Protestant expatriates, has many navigable canals; a tributary river, the Treene, offers a view of picturesque landscapes and the possibility of visiting Schwabstedt, a health resort. Sailing on the Eider makes leisurely visits to Süderstapel and Tönning possible while longer trips to Kiel harbour and Rendsburg are also organized.
As usual various extras may be had such as dinner aboard, shanty singing, and romantic lantern excursions, but a feature most firms of this kind will not offer is hiring rowing or pedal boats! In all, seven canal ships are operated plus larger vessels for river use. Shipspotting offers a view of 'Wappen von Boizenburg' apparently flying a variant house flag which has a broader white stripe.
Jan Mertens, 28 Oct 2009


Richard Schröder

[Richard Schröder] image by Jarig Bakker, 30 Dec 2004

#45 Reederei Richard Schröder, Hamburg - flag per saltire blue and white; at hoist and fly red "RS".
From Scott, R.M., The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels, Capetown, Caltex Africa Ltd. (1959).
Jarig Bakker, 30 Dec 2004


Robert H. Schröder

[Robert H. Schröder Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2009

The full name was "Reederei- und Frachtenkontor Robert H. Schrö der GmbH". The company was located in Hamburg. In the centre of a red flag is a white lozenge fimbriated black. In the lozenge is a black inscription: ö R.H.SCHö .
Source: ö Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRTö ; Hamburg 1957; p.F22
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2009


B.J. Schuchmann Schiffshandel

[B-J Schuchmann Schiffshandel (Shipping Company, Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Apr 2009

The full name was Schiffshandel jeglicher Art, Behrend-Janssen Schuchmann. The company was located in Hamburg. The translation of the company literally is "any kind of ship trading". The flag is divided per saltire into blue(top), red(bottom) and white. The whole is superimposed by a black capital "S". It was a company of Bugsier Reederei und Bergungs AG.
Source: "Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT"; Hamburg 1957; p.F25
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Apr 2009


W.Schuchmann Reederei

[W.Schuchmann Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2009

W.Schuchmann Reederei
The company was located in Bremerhaven. It is a plain white flag with a big, black capital "S" in ist centre.
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen", 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.37
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2009


H. C. W. Schüder Söhne

[H. C. W. Schüder Söhne] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2019

Ewerführerei und Bugsierbetrieb H.C.W. Schüder Söhne, i.e. sons of Schüder tug skippers and towage, a company based in Hamburg. The flag was red with white horizontal edges.
Source: Schnall funnel chart 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2019


Gebr. Schürenstedt

[Gebr. Schürenstedt] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jul 2012

The company was a German dockyard located in Bahrenfleth. The flag was blue. In the centre was a red lozenge fimbriated white containing a white inscription "GSB". The "S" had double height.
Source: I spotted an image of this flag at Turmweg fleemarket in Hamburg on 28 April 2007.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jul 2012


C. F. Schütt & Co.

[C. F. Schütt & Co.] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 July 2019

The company was based in Lübeck. The flag was red with a throughout white lozenge, charged with a black, serifed initial "S".
Source: Massary 1928, series 1, image no.121
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 July 2019


Heinrich Schütt

[Heinrich Schütt] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2009

The company was located in Wewelsfleth. It is a white flag. At the hoist is a blue trapezium, at the fly a red one rotated 180. In the centre of the flag is a blue 5-point star containing a white capital "S".
Source: "Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT", Hamburg 1957; p.F26
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2009


N. H. P. Schuldt

[N. H. P. Schuldt] image by Jorge Candeias, 29 Dec 2004

The flag is quartered per saltire with the top quarter black, the bottom quarter red and the other two white. In the center there's a white 5-pointed star, with a broad border that I think is blue (and here's the only element of doubt in the flag). On the white quarters two black seriffed initials "W" and "S" complete the design.
Jorge Candeias, 29 Dec 2004


Schulz & Merz

[Schulz & Merz] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2019

The company was based in Wesermünde. The flag was parted per saltire of white and red. The white quarters had black initials "S" (hoist) and "M" (fly).
Source: Massary 1928, series 1, image no.13
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2019


J.H.T. Schupp

[J.H.T. Schupp] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2009

The company was located in Hamburg. It is a white flag with a blue disc, fimbriated red, containing a white capital "S".
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen ", 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.28.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2009


Victor Schuppe

[Victor Schuppe] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2009

Victor Schuppe
The company was located in Stettin. It was a white flag with blue, serifed, dotted capitals "V.S.".
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


Franz Schwalbe

[Franz Schwalbe #1]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2012
[Franz Schwalbe #2]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2019
   

The company was based in Hamburg. It was a blue flag with a white dotted (see left image above) or serifed (see right image above)inscription "F.S."
Sources: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897 and Massary 1928, series 1, image no.169
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2012 / 1 Aug 2019


Johannes Schwartau

[Johannes Schwartau] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2019

Bugsiergeschäft Johannes Schwartau, i.e. towage business, a company based in Hamburg. The flag was a black-white-red horizontal tricolour with white disc in centre, charged with a white Hamburg castle lined black.
Source: Schnall funnel chart 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2019


A.H. Schwedersky

[A.H. Schwedersky] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Jan 2005

The company was based in Memel - white flag, blue cross formy. Memel is now Klaipeda in Lithuania.
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26]
Jarig Bakker, 21 Jan 2005


A.H. Schwedersky Nachfahren

[A.H. Schwedersky Nachfahren] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2009

The company was located in Kiel. The flag is the same like that one of Nordische Reederei GmbH in Kiel.
Source: "Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT", Hamburg 1957; p.F26
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2009


Schwoon & Co.

[Schwoon & Co.] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2019

The company was based in Bremerhaven. The flag was parted per saltire into red (hoist and fly) and yellow (top and bottom). In centre was a white disc, charged with a black initial "S".
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.19, image no.473
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2019


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