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Elbe (German Shipping Company)

Schiffahrts- und Speditions Kontor Elbe, Hamburg

Last modified: 2019-08-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Elbe houseflag] image by Jos Telleman, 12 Nov 2006 See also:


Elbe, a German shipping company, sold in 1989 to Federal Express (see Alvracht, the Netherlands). Full name: Schiffahrts- und Speditions Kontor Elbe, Hamburg. The firm was founded 15 June 1921 as Deutsch-Holländisches Schiffahrtskontor GmbH., and got its new name in April 1922. It was a large company with tankcoasters, push-boats and inlandtankers, just like Alvracht.
The Elbe flag is blue, bordered brightblue; in center white diamond with outlined blue diamond, red "ELBE".
Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2006

Elbe variant

[Elbe variant] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2006

There is another Elbe houseflag: nearly the same, but with two blue outlined diamonds. The same image is shown in .
Sources: Wolter's 'See und Seefahrt', 1968 and obsolete page:
Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2006

Deutsche Tank-Reederei

[Deutsche Tank-Reederei] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2009

The company was located in Hamburg and a subsidiary of Schiffahrts-und Sped.Kontor Elbe.In the 1950ies it owned two tankers transporting edible oil.
It was a blue flag, cotised red and white. In its centre was a white lozenge containing black capitals "DTR".
Source: "Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen"; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2009

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