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Heinrich Schuldt (German Shipping Company)

Last modified: 2019-07-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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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 triangle with red "S".
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 Aug 2001

Founded 1868 in Flensburg, now in Hamburg. All ships with "burg" at the end.
Sources: Wolter's See und Seefahrt, 1968 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

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.
Source: Flaggenbuch 1905, part V, p17., image no.617
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 July 2019

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