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Danish Asian and East Asian Company Ensigns

Last modified: 2005-07-30 by rob raeside
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Danish Asian Company

1770 illustration

[Danish Asian Company Ensign] by Željko Heimer

Loughran (1979) shows "The flag of the Dansk Asiatisk Compagnie was derived from the Danish national flag ... It was distinguished from the Dannebrog by being swallowtailed, and defaced in the center by arms which varied over the years. The two examples illustrated date from 1770 and 1800 respectively."
Željko Heimer, 7 June 2004

1800 illustration

[Danish Asian Company Ensign] by Željko Heimer

1802 illustration

[Danish Asian Company Ensign] by Željko Heimer

Loughran (1979) shows a third flag of this company, flown by the frigate 'Kronprinssen' of 1802, and is completely different. This flag is rather a house flag - that was, I suppose, hoisted on "mainmast" or some other suitable place, while the usual ensign was hoisted at stern.
Željko Heimer, 7 June 2004

What was the activity of the Danish Asian Company?
Nozomi Kariyasu, 7 June 2004

Didn't they have treaty ports in China? The Danish flag is one of those shown on the Shanghai International Settlement flag.
James Dignan, 8 June 2004


Danish East Asian Company

[Danish East Asian Company Ensign] 56:107, by Željko Heimer

The state ensign defaced with the golden inscription "D. . K." along the horizontal crossbar and with a rectangular patch in the canton containing a light blue top-towards-the-hoist slanted cabled anchor and in its lower hoist corner letters "K".
Željko Heimer, 2 June 2004