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German East-Africa line, Hamburg. - Shipping company. Started 19 Apr
1890 by the companies C Woermann, F.
Laeisz, August Bolten and Hansing & Co
in connection with the acquisition of the "German
East Africa" colony. Beginning in 1891 weekly trips from Hamburg by
the Mediterranean to Bombay-Zanzibar (1892). In 1914 its fleet consisted
of 22 steamers with approx. 110000 BRT. After 1920 reconstruction. 1941
bought the cigarette manufacturer Hermann Reemtsma and passed it on later
to Hamburg tank shipowner John T. Essberger.
Since then the German East Africa line has operated German Africa lines.
Sourse: this webpage.
Phil Nelson, 8 Oct 2003
Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie, Hamburg - Flydiagonal flag of yellow,
black, white and red; in canton black "DOAL".
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 13 Jan 2006