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Johs. Fritzen (German Shipping Company)

Johs. Fritzen & Sohn GmbH; Emder Dampfer Compagnie

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Johs. Fritzen & Sohn

Johs. Fritzen & Sohn GmbH - The company is located in Emden, today as “Emder Schlepp Betrieb”. In 1919 Nübel and Fritzen established the “Emder Dampfer Compagnie Nübel & Fritzen AG”. But the company failed. Success was prevented mainly by different concepts of both owners. Nübel favoured timber business, Fritzen iron-ore business. Fritzen established his own company “Johs. Fritzen & Sohn” (1923-1979) and Nübel kept his old company and renamed it into “Emder Dampfer Compagnie”.
Having mastered the economic crisis in the early 1920's Fritzens company was very profitable and increased til 1929. Fritzen overtook “W.Kunstmann” (Stettin) and opened a new branch in Berlin.
But after the end of WWII all the ships either had to be delivered or had been sunk. Fritzen and his sons made small profite in all kinds of cheap business in ironworks. In 1948 the first ship could be acquired. The company grew up again til 1959, bigger than ever.
In 1955 a branch in New York was opened. The portfolio was added by storage, warehousing, fuel and petrol trading and tugboat services.
“Fritzen & Sohn” was overtaken by “Thyssen-Bornemisza” in 1964. “Emder Dampfer Compagnie” existed until 1968.
Source: Klaus-Peter Bühne; translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider.
Description of flag of Fritzen & Sohn: It was a white flag with a blue horizontal stripe at both edges and a red, serifed  capital “F” in its centre.
Source: “Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen”; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.19.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2009

Emder Dampfer Compagnie

[Emder Dampfer Compagnie] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2009

Flag of Emder Dampfer Compagnie A.G.: It was a tricolour in the colours of Ost-Friesland yellow-red-blue but divided per bend sinister.
Source: “Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen”; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.15.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 May 2009