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H. Fölsch & Co (German Shipping Company)

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H. Fölsch & Co

H. Fölsch & Co. After the Salpetre-war of 1883 Chile gained a salpetre monopol. Many companies settled down in that unfriendly region a few years later. During the war the Hamburgian merchant Hermann Conrad Johannes Fölsch established the business "Fölsch & Martin" in Valparaiso to export the salpetre from Chile. At the same time the shipping-company "H.Fölsch&Co." was established in Hamburg in order to move the salpetre. He last ship had an accident in August 1921 ans was heavily damaged. A bit later the shipping-company was dissolved. The company used a white flag with black serifed capital letters "HF".(They are undotted in this version).
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; p.134-138.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Mar 2007

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[H. Folsch & Co] image by Ivan Sache, 14 Jan 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. 133, we have: #2036. H. Folsch & Co., Hamburg. The flag is white with black letters H.F.
Ivan Sache, 14 Jan 2004