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A German company based at Seevetal-Maschen (south of Hamburg), Kroll-Schifffahrt
GmbH is active in inland shipping transporting packaged goods, raw
materials, and heavy objects. Company
website, showing the house flag.
As the site tells us, Mr Günther Kroll bought his first barge in 1961. A family business, ?Günther Kroll & Co.? received its current name and form in 1979. Günther retired in 1994 and Horst, Barbara and Jan-Markus Kroll now manage the firm.
Brief history: The company was established as Günther Kroll & Co and is located in Seevetal-Maschen just south of Hamburg, a little borough with a big railway cargo station. On 13 January 1961 Kroll owned his first ship, the MS HORST, having 400 tons. In 1974 Horst Kroll became co-owner. In 1979 the company was renamed Kroll-Schiffahrt GmbH. In 1994 Günther Kroll left the company, which is since then lead by Horst and Barbara Kroll. In 2002 Jan-Markus Kroll joined the company. The main business is inland shipping, especially the transport of building material. The company today has a fleet of seven ships.
Source: Klaus-Peter Bühne; translated and trimmed by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2009
The house flag, a drawing of which is found here, is horizontally divided yellow-blue-yellow and has a blue-rimmed yellow disk in the centre bearing a blue initial "K". The disk slightly extends over the blue stripe.
On his site, Holger Buhr shows the flag in action on a number of photos made by him, including one of the flagpole or beam pulled down with the flag still on it. Bargemen are nothing if not efficient!
Jan Mertens, 29 Mar 2006
This variant has a symmetric "K"-capital in its centre.
Source: based on an image of a table flag, sent by Klaus-Peter Bühne and an own photo shot on 17 April 2009 at Billwerder Bucht.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009
//; 19 April 2009