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Heinrich Schuldt (German Shipping Company)

Last modified: 2019-08-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Heinrich Schuldt #1]
image by Jorge Candeias, 3 May 2004
[Heinrich Schuldt #2]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2019

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Heinrich Schuldt

Reeder Heinrich Schuldt - The house flag of the shipping company Reeder Heinrich Schuldt, as shown on paintings in the Flensburger Schiffahrtsmuseum, is blue, white isosceles triangle with red "S" (see left image above) or white equilateral triangle fimbriated black (see right image above).
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 Aug 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2019

Founded 1868 in Flensburg, now in Hamburg. All ships with "burg" at the end.
Sources: Wolter's See und Seefahrt, 1968, Massary 1928, series 1, image no.191 and Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p.22, image no.617
Jarig Bakker, 3 July 2004

The company originated in 1868 so Heinrich may well have been the founder. Thereafter sources show it as H. Schuldt with Talbot-Booth giving the "H" for Harald. Like many others they seem to have managed or operated through other companies, in this case Flensburger Co. and Ozean Dampfer Co. who were amalgamated in 1936 and their title added to Schuldt to produce Flensburger Dampfercompagnie Harald Schuldt & Co. which Talbot-Booth describes as the addition of a "subsidiary title" until 1938 when it presumably became a proper company through which Schuldt operated. Thus the early flag sources show the described flag under these various names plus after WW2 Fruchtreederei Harald Schuldt & Co. In 2002 the company and its subsidiary Engineering Consulting & Management GmbH & Co. amalgamated into Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt GmbH & Co. K.G. although the obsolete company website ( continues to show them operating as H. Schuldt OHG (GmbH) & Co. and still using the flag.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 Oct 2004

Flensburger Dampfer Compagnie AG

[Flensburger Dampfer Compagnie AG] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Aug 2019 and Tomislav Todorović, 5 Aug 2019

The company appeared also as "Flensburger Dampfer Compagnie , Ocean Dampfer AG, H. Schuldt", based in Flensburg. The flag was blue with a white equilateral triangle, charged with a red "S". The same flag with black fimbriated triangle is to be seen in Lloyd 1933, p.8, image no. 34. According to source the company ran seven freighters on a line Hamburg-Mexico. The funnels were yellow, while those of Schuldt proper were black.
Sources: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p17., image no.617 and Source: Massary 1928, series 1, image no.269
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 July 2019

Deppe Lines

[Deppe Lines] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Nov 2003

From a GOOGLE cache (news flash from 24 Sept.) we learn that:
"Deppe Line will withdraw from liner shipping effective 31 October. To confirm with the FMC status of vessel operator, the Hamburg-based H. Schuldt-owned carrier formally chartered a ship (lately a 3,000 TEU unit) from its long-standing partner Lykes Lines (CP Ships). Deppe, which had its roots in Belgium (Armement Deppe) used to offer space on three weekly box services between N. Europe and the US East Coast and Gulf, including Mexico.".

I do not know anything about the degree of relationship between Deppe Lines (DE) and Armement Deppe, but anyway, here goes:
Jan Mertens, 5 Nov 2003

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