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tom Wörden (German Shipping Company)

Schiffahrtskontor tom Wörden GmbH & Co. KG

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[Schiffahrtskontor tom Wörden (Shipping Company, Germany)] image by Jorge Candeias, 13 Mar 1999 See also:

Schiffahrtskontor tom Wörden

Schiffahrtskontor tom Wörden GmbH & Co. KG
The company is located in Oldendorf. Owner is Klaus tom Wöhrden. The company has a long tradition. In 1911 Claus-Wilhelm tom Wörden, the great grandfather of the nowadays owner, built an own sailing ship , which ran a service between Northern Europe and the Baltic countries, then part of Russia. His son Wilhelm tom Wörden built a motor sailing ship  in 1940, and his son Klaus-Wilhelm tom Wörden built a coastal liner in 1955.
Description of flag of tom Wörden: The flag is divided by saltire into white and blue. A red “t” is in the hoist quarter, a red capital “W” in the fly quarter.
Source: „Flaggen, Schornsteine, Reedereien- Flaggen und Schornsteine der deutschen Reedereien und ihre Schiffe über 300 BRT“; Hamburg; 1957; p. F22
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar  2009

NAVALIS Shipping

[NAVALIS Shipping] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar  2009

NAVALIS Shipping GmbH & Co. KG
The company was established in 1972. In 1985 the current owner, Klaus tom Wörden added a container feeder to the fleet and the company since then expanded constantly and runs today 13 freighters and 15 container feeders. There are also a NAVALIS INVEST GmbH & Co. KG, maintaining financial services and Navalis Shipping Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, maintaining administration.
Klaus-Peter Bühne; translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider
Description of flag of NAVALIS:
It is a blue flag with a light blue squarish tressure. Inside the tressure are a red bow and a blue triangular object. At the bottom is a white inscription “NAVALIS”.
Source: - image located by Klaus-Peter Bühne.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar  2009

The flag shown for Navalis Shipping GmbH & Co. K.G. has me wondering as to what the originating image located by Klaus-Peter Bühne comprised as the nearest I have managed to find is a somewhat similar style panel which serves as link button including on the company website. However that site, on its history page which shows images for certain years relating to tom Wörden  and then Navalis, for 1972 shows a panel of diagonal blue and white quarters with overall a white circle bearing a red "N" which is also shown [with a slightly larger letter] by Joseph Nüsse for his table flags [see image below]. In actual fact only 1 ship is listed as owned by Navalis in Lloyds and that is managed by tom Wörden together with the rest of their fleet and all are in tom Wörden colours as far as their funnels are concerned and presumably as far as the house flag when flown. Joseph Nüsse indicates that Navalis was originally owned by Rahmann and tom Wörden and I have one other lead which suggests this may have been the case originally and that may mean the Nüsse flag was actually flown as well. Navalis now is the group which includes tom Wörden so the flag shown by Klaus-Michael may well be that of the group but without confirmation of a sighting of a flag of some sort I am left wondering. Incidentally the Navalis website image shows a white portside bow whereas this flag shows it as light blue.
Neale Rosanoski, 29 Aug 2009

NAVALIS Shipping - other flag

[NAVALIS Shipping - variant] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 Aug 2009, after image sent by Neale Rosanoski, 29 Aug 2009