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Shipping Companies (Denmark)

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Joseph Nüsse shows on his website colour pictures of several house flags of shipping companies. The site is a very good source since it shows pictures of *real* flags. It is clear from his website that Joseph served (and maybe still serves) in the merchant navy and most probably regrets the decline in merchant shipping. The website disclaimer says that most of the companies whose house flags are shown there have gone out of business.
Ivan Sache, 15 September 2002

Unknown houseflag 1862

[Flag of Norway, 1814]
image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2012

The complete image shows the brigg ELITE from Blankenese (today Hamburg) in 1862. There are the flags/pennnants hoisted:
- foremast: white flag divided by red saltire (probably the houseflag)
- mainmast: red name pennant cotized white with ship’s name upon
- mizzenmast: Danish ensign with cypher
Probably the ship was trading with the mediterranian (cypher as distinguishing mark to Knights of Malta, although those had been already history then). Can somebody assist in order to identify the houseflag?
Source: own photo shot in Aurich on 1 May 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2012