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W. von Essen Reedereien (Germany)

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[W. von Essen] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2012 See also:

W.von Essen & W.Jacoby

The flag is a horizontal triband of blue and white with three letters, apparently in black (doubtful), in the center: "W v E".
Jorge Candeias,5 Jan 2005

Jorge Candeias' and James Dignan's speculations led to the name as it appears in the source, but again I did not find anything about the firm. The image is good in view of the circumstances, only the letters are somewhat thicker taking up about 8/10 of stripe height plus 1/2 of stripe width; also there are dots after 'W' and 'v', not after 'E'.
Jan Mertens, 22 Dec 2006

It is a blue over white over blue horizontal triband. In the white stripe is a blue inscription "WvE"(i.e. the "v" has only half size).
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2012


Friedrich Mommse Bruhn

[F. M. Bruhn] image by Jorge Candeias, 3 May 2004

Another one from my old files, but now the caption is clear: the name of the company is F. M. Bruhn. The flag is, again, blue and, again, contains a white star, only this time with 5 points and bearing a red "B" within.
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Jorge Candeias, 3 May 2004


Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiff-Gesellschaft (W.von Essen & W.Jacoby)

[Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiff-Gesellschaft] speculative image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2012

The company started her business in 1866, iniated by the Flensburgian merchant Friedrich Mommse Bruhn. The company existed under this label until 1875. After WW1, when Süderhaff, Ekensund and Gravenstein had been ceded to Denmark, the company was reestablished in 1920 under this label. But it was impossible to repeat the success of the early years due to the development of railway and bus services in the area. In 1934 Hermann Bruhn, the founder's son, had to dissolve the company. Nearly all vessels were sold to Fördereederei in Flensburg. Their remained two freighters, which ran a service to Hamburg. The company got a new legal form and was renamed into Flensburg-Ekensunder AG. After both vessels had been sunk in 1941, the company was completely dissolved.
Description of flag:
The blue flag was divided by a white centred cross. In the quarters were white initials "F"(upper hoist), "E"(upper fly), "D"(lower hoist) and "G"(lower fly).
Source based on:Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2012


Flensburg-Ekensunder & Sonderburger Dampfschiffs-Gesellschaft (W.von Essen & W.Jacoby)

[Flensburg-Ekensunder & Sonderburger Dampfschiffs-Gesellschaft] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2012

In 1873 the people of Sonderburg(Sønderborg) established an own steamship company. But it was realized that the region wasn't big enough for two steamship companies. So in 1875 the Flensburg-Ekensunder & Sonderburger Dampfschiffs-Gesellschaft was established, called "Vereinigte" by the locals. This company operated successfully until the eve of WW1. Due to the division of Schleswig after the end of WW1 the company was dissolved in 1920.
Source: Gratis Beilage zu Deicken und Behrmann's Neuen Monatsheften Neue Ausgabe Sommer 1897
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2012

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