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Last modified: 2006-09-23 by jarig bakker
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A. Kirsten

This is a Hamburg based company 1899 - 1969. Triangular flag, divided vertically into 5 red and 4 white stripes. From Ships and the Sea, Talbot-Booth, c.1936.
David Prothero, 4 Sep 2000

A. Kirsten. I have traced the company originated by Adolf Kisten from 1895 (shown by Griffin of that date) through Lloyds to at least 1980 and up until the mid 1970s they are also shown as Hamburg-London Linie A. Kirsten & Co., A. Kisten & Co. and Rhein-See- Schiffahrtges.
A. Kirsten & Co. As far as I can make out they all used the same livery and the vessel names all ended in "a".
Neale Rosanoski, 3 Jan 2003


[Klingenberg] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003

Dov Gutterman reported the link of Albert Hauschild (GmbH & Co.), which contains the houseflag of said firm, as well as the rather similar flag of Klingenberg Bereederungs- und Befrachtungs OHG. Klingenberg's flag is: white with broken capitals: green A, and black K.
Santiago Dotor, 6 Nov 2003

Knudsen & Jordan

[Knudsen & Jordan] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Nov 2003

Here is the website of Knudsen & Jordan GmbH - houseflag: white with a narrow flydiahonal line; at hoist blue K, at hoist blue J.
Dov Gutterman, 2 Nov 2003

Komrowski Shipping

[Komrowski] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Nov 2003

Here is the website of Komrowski Shipping - houseflag: diagonally divided, top and bottom blue, hoist and fly red; in the center a white diamond.
Dov Gutterman, 2 Nov 2003

G. Krassenhoft, Hamburg

[G. Krassenhoft, Hamburg] image by Ivan Sache, 1 Feb 2004

Following the link found by Joe Mc Millan - The Mystic Seaport Foundation, we can reach the 1911 Lloyd's flagbook, whose full title is (after the scan of the cover): 'Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels', published at Lloyd's Royal Exchange. London. E.C.
On p. 134, we have: #2046. G. Krassenhoft, Hamburg. The flag is white with a blue saltire, charged in the middle with a red K in a blue ring.
Ivan Sache, 1 Feb 2004

Krey Schiffahrts GmbH

[Krey Schiffahrt] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Nov 2003

Here is the website of Krey Schiffahrts GmbH - houseflag: horizontal black - red - blue with a white (what?) charged with black KS.
The Krey Schiffahrts GmbH, was founded by Mr. Georg Krey in the beginning of 1990 in Leer / Ostfriesland, The Company is presently managing a total number of 11 seagoing vessels in the worldwide trade with a number of 12 employees. The fleet does consist of Bulker Units between 3.000 and 12.000 tdw (geared and gearless), Containervessels up to 510 TEU, Tweendecker and Heavy Lift vessels with up to 2 x 120 to gear.

Recently last year, Krey Schiffahrts GmbH separated from Phoenix Reederei GmbH, a company which was partly owned by Mr. Krey. Krey Schiffahrts GmbH is now situated in a separate office also located in Leer, Germany. Krey Schiffahrts GmbH and Phoenix Reederei GmbH have managed in the past a number of 40 vessels in total with a number of around 40 employees.

The last 15 years, Krey Schiffahrts GmbH has projected, contracted and built a number of about 40 newbuildings at Shipyards in Turkey, China, Spain, Slovakia, Poland and the Netherlands. Further Newbuildings (12.000 tdw MPC Vessels) are contracted with deliveries starting in 2006.
Dov Gutterman, 2 Nov 2003