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Wachsmuth & Krogmann

Shipping and Trading Company (Hamburg)

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Wachsmuth & Krogmann

The flag is white with a broad 3-sided red border and with very large initials "W & K" occupying almost the whole of the white area.
Jorge Candeias, 30 Dec 2004

It's No. 2083 (Sailing Vessels section) in the on-line 1912 Lloyds Flags & Funnels, i.e. 'Wachsmuth & Krogmann, Hamburg'.
Jan Mertens, 31 Dec 2004

Hamburg-Harburger Dampfbote

Flag reported 1897

[Hamburg-Harburger Dampfbote 1897] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2012

Probably this means H-H steam boats and not, as it would mean due to current spelling H-H steam messenger.The flag is divided by saltire into red and white. The flag has a black bordure and a black disc in the centre. On the disc are red capitals "HH"(1st line) over "D"(2nd line).
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften, Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2012

Flag reported ca. 1898

[Hamburg-Harburger Dampfbote 1898] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jun 2012

The red flag was divided by a white saltire. In the centre is a yellow shield with black initials "HH" over "D".
There is information given at this webpage.
Since 1893 the paddle steamers DELPHIN (sunk 1943) and PHÖNIX (in service until 1959 wrecked in Delfzijl) ran a passenger service. Both ships had capacities for 800 passengers. The line belonged to Wachsmuth & Krogmann, then a shipping company, today a trading company with main branches in Hamburg and Hong Kong. From there no further information was available.
The ships had a black funnel with a blue(!) ring containing a white saltire. This line was overtaken by HADAG on 21 July 1937. But HADAG ran another service on the same line as Altenwärder-Hamburg-Altonaer Dampfschiff GmbH already since 1892. The vessel UNION only had capacities for 400 passengers. For further information click: this webpage.
Source: Flaggenkarte, Hrsg.: H. Carly, Hamburg, c.1898
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jun 2012

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