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Ernst Russ (German Shipping Company)

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Ernst Russ

[Ernst Russ] image by Jorge Candeias, 24 May 2004

This is a white flag with red initials "ER" vertically centered but slightly shifted to the fly and a 6-pointed red star in the canton. The caption is almost clear. I'm pretty sure the fist word means "Ernst" and the second one is very likely to read "Russ".
Jorge Candeias, 24 May 2004

Ernst Russ, Hamburg. Celebrated its 75th anniversary in April 1968. Specialized recently in tankers and large ships for overseas-traffic, as well as line-transport to Canada and the Big Lakes, West-Africa, Western Norway and Sweden.
Houseflag: White with red star and red ER.
Source: Wolter, See und Seefahrt, 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 25 May 2004

Company homepage. When the company was founded in 1893, Martha Russ said to her husband "May a lucky star guide us on our way". This quote is symbolised by the star that appears on the ERNST RUSS flag. ERNST RUSS has always regarded itself as a brand. Today, the star represents our business approach and remains as a symbol of our confidence, courage and global orientation.
James Dignan, 25 May 2004


Ernst Russ new flag

[Ernst Russ new flag] image by Jorge Candeias, 25 May 2004

The company has a new flag, see this webpage. Here it is, the contemporary Ernst Russ flag: a white flag with a narrow stripe near the top, the sigla ER in the center of the bottom 4/5ths and a small 5-pointed star near the top left extremity of the E, all red.
Jorge Candeias, 25 May 2004


Ernst Russ: two stripes

[two stripes] image by Jarig Bakker, 11 Sep 2005

Ernst Russ, Hamburg - white with near top and bottom narrow red stripe, Spanish-style, near hoist 5-pointed red star; "ER" in red.
Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 11 Sep 2005


Ernst Russ variant

[Ernst Russ variant] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2007

Ernst Russ (variant) - I spotted this flag on 21 March 2007 at Alsterlake/Hamburg. To make the difference: The red stripe at top end does touch neither the hoist nor the flyend.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2007


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