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John T. Essberger (German Shipping Company)

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[John T. Essberger] image by Jorge Candeias, 7 Mar 1999 See also:

John T. Essberger

A blue 'E' on a white field.
Jorge Candeias, 7 Mar 1999

John T. Essberger. Formed in 1924 the company appears to have originally operated through subsidiaries such as Bremer Öltranport GmbH and Öl Transport GmbH (both operative to 1938) and principally Atlantic Tank Rhederei GmbH (until c.1960) and to have initially used the flag of the latter of white with the combined letters "ATR" [see image below, taken from Brown 1929] though Brown 1934 and Talbot-Booth 1936 show slightly different arrangement of the emblem with the "AR" letters being more rounded. The use of the "E" flag is shown by Talbot-Booth in 1942 although at that point he shows a black letter then in 1944 he notes that the letter could also be blue on occasions. There appears to have been confusion with Atlantic Tank Rhederei GmbH, seeming to originate from Lloyds Reedereiflaggen 1933 and continued by Talbot-Booth, and Atlantic Rhederei GmbH which later became Atlantic Rhederei J. & W. Joch K.G., with the flag of the latter which is white with a canton of the old German colours of black, white and red, and in lower fly a blue "A", being ascribed to Atlantic Tank Rhederei.
Neale Rosanoski, 18 Oct 2004


Atlantic Tank Rhederei GmbH

[Atlantic Tank Rhederei GmbH] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2009

Atlantic Tank Rhederei GmbH #1
It is a white flag with blue “ATR” in the centre, all letters sharing a vertical bar in the middle, The “T” is higher. The funnel is black and shows the flag pattern as a circle.
Source: based on the image sent by Neale Rosanoski, 18 Oct 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2009


Atlantic Tank Rhederei #2

[Atlantic Tank Rhederei  #2] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2009

Atlantic Tank Rhederei GmbH #2
The outer lines of the “A” and “R” are embowed.
Source: [neu39a]; p.93
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2009