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House Flags of German Shipping Companies (n) - part 1

Deutsche Reedereiflaggen (n) Teil 1

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Jan Nagel Schiffahrts KG

[Jan Nagel Schiffahrts KG] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2012

The company is located in Drochtersen (Stade county). The celestial blue flag is divided by a white saltire. In the centre is a white "N" in a white circle.
Source: Verband Deutscher Reeder homepage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2012


NAKOS (Nordatlantische Kohlen Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH)

[Nordatlantische Kohlen Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2009

The company was located in Hamburg. It is a plain yellow flag with black capitals "NAKOS".
Source: "Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT"; Hamburg; 1957; p. F13.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2009


Naval Reederei

[Naval Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2007

Naval Reederei A.G. - The company was established in 1922. Owner was a certain R.Heckmann. The company sold its last sailing ship in 1928 but kept a few steamships and was dissolved some time in the 30ies of the 20th century.
The company used a blue swallowtail pennant with horizontal orange stripes on the upper and lower edge and an orange capital "N" shifted to the hoist.
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; p.234-235.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2007


Navichem Hamburg

[Navichem Hamburg] image by Jarig Bakker, 4 Dec 2005

Navichem Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg - blue flag; in canton red shield charged with a white castle with three towers; in bottom fly a white catern with blue outlined "NCH".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 4 Dec 2005


Neptun Rheinschiffahrt

[Neptun Rheinschiffahrt] image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 Apr 2011

Neptun Rheinschiffahrtgesellschaft m.b.H. (i.e. Neptune Rhine Shipping Co. Ltd) is a German inland shipping company located at Duisburg-Homberg. Website, German only, showing the flag: here.
Under the name "Neptun" actually operate three firms, the main one specialized in shipping and freighting, another one in transporting sand, gravel and the like, and a third in transporting and storing cement, fodder, wheat, etc. In fact all kinds of goods, bulk as well as containerized, may be shipped.
Founded in 1921 by Leon de Vilder from Belgium, specializing in the coal trade with Belgium and France, Neptun expanded by shipping other goods to those countries and to the Netherlands as well. Famous firms such as W.M. Müller, Lloyd of Basel, NIMV, and IMT were represented on the German market; finally Neptun began operating barges and moved from Ruhrort to Homberg; the two subsidiaries mentioned earlier were founded recently, representing the move towards a logistics chain. Currently Neptun, now a German family affair rather than a Belgian one, cooperates with TMF Operations, France. "Bildergalerie" or gallery (upper menu) offers two important flag photos(clickable), one where the house flag flies on the business seat, the other showing same already appearing in "Flaggen auf dem Rhein" (1952 ed.), See also - hoisted above TMF Operating (not treated now): here.
The house flag is in essence horizontally divided red-white-red with the name "NEPTUN" in black on the central stripe, but not as shown in the drawing on the website! In fact the red stripes are both truncated left and right so as to form isosceles trapeziums (or trapezoids in US parlance) having their respective bases on the flag's horizontal edges.
Jan Mertens, 18 Apr 2011


Seerederei Nereus GmbH

[Seerederei Nereus] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2009

The company was located in Hamburg. The flag is derived from the German Imperial naval flag but the eagle replaced by a black capital "N". The canton is a black over white over red horizontal tricolour but without the iron cross.
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen"; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.38.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2009


Neue Burger Dampf Compagnie

[Neue Burger Dampf Compagnie] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a white flag with a red Greek cross in the centre. The cross is topped by an embowed black inscription "NB" (hoist) and "DC" (fly).
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2012


Neue Pellwormer Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft

[Neue Pellwormer Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft] image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Jul 2004

Neue Pellwormer Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft mbH. (New Pellworm Steamship Society) after company website - Pellworm is an island before the coast of Schleswig; this company operates a ferry to Husum, and cruises amongst the German wadden-islands. In 1872 the Pellwormer citizens founded the "Pellwormer Dampfschiffsreederei". After difficulties with the German postal authorities it was closed down, to be refounded on 16 May 1902 as the present company.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Jul 2004

Neue Pellwormer Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft mbH - In 1872 citizens of Pellworm Island founded the “Pellwormer Dampfschiffsreederei”. Due to troubles with German mail the company was dissolved but on 16 may 1902 the “Neue Pellwormer Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft mbH” was established. The company ran a ferry service from Pellworm to Husum until 1966. The boat needed 2,5 hour for one cruise. In 1966 a new terminal was opened in Nordstrand-Strucklahnungshörn and the duration of passage was reduced to 1 hour.
Source: www.faehre-pellworm.de.
Description of flag: It is a blue over white over red horizontal tricolour, the colours of Schleswig-Holstein. In the white stripe are black capitals "NPDR".
Source: www.marcollect.de; maintained by Klaus-Peter Bühne.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2009


Reederei Reinhold Nibbe

[Reederei Reinhold Nibbe] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2012

The company is located in Jork (Stade county). The white flag is divided by two thin horizontal stripes. Between the stripes is a black initial "N".
For further information click: company webpage
Source: Verband Deutscher Reeder homepage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2012


Nicolai Tankreederei

[Nicolai Tankreederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2009

Nicolai Tankreederei GmbH (belongs to K.R. Fisser & v. Doornum)
The company was located in Hamburg. It is a plain white flag with a red capital “N” in its centre.
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen"; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956 p.29
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2009


Ragnar Nilsson

[Ragnar Nilsson] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2012

The company was located in Wismar. The white flag had a blue bordure and red initials "RN" in the centre.
Source: Lloyds 1912 , flag no.1457 Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2012


Reederei Nimmrich & Prahm

[Reederei Nimmrich & Prahm] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2012

It is a white flag with dark blue (acc. to Nüsse) initials "NP". The "N" is shaped like a ship's prow. At the top of the left half of the "N" is a horizontal tricolour black over red over blue, the colours of Eastern Frisia. Source: Verband Deutscher Reeder homepage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2012


Franz L. Nimtz

[Franz L. Nimtz Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2009

The company was located in Hamburg. It is a blue over white over blue horizontal triband with blue capital "FLN" in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen"; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.29
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2009


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