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The flag is blue with a white lozenge touching the edges and a big seriffed F in the center, also blue. The caption is composed of an abbreviation A., followed by a word that starts with a C and looks like "Corimus" and finally "& Co." The initials are, thus, ACC. Where did the F come from?!
Jorge Candeias, 7 Jan 2005
It must be this one, A.C. de Freitas & Co. on this page - "A. C. de Freitas & Co. evolved out of a small trading enterprise and grew into a sizeable import/export business and one of Hamburg's most important private shipping companies by the end of the 19th century. The import/export business continued after the shipping business ceased when the last ships were sold in 1911." This site mentions 1835 as founding year. To complicate matters, it seems that ship ownership was divided among several family members, see here.
Jan Mertens, 8 Jan 2005