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Danube Steam Shipping Company, Austria

Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft Wien

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image by Željko Heimer, 16 October 2007

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Danube Steam Shipping Company (Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft, DDSG) was established in 1829 in Vienna and was also granted the right to fly the postal jack and masthead pennant in 1849, continuing the practice until the end of the Empire. The modern company maintains the ships and Danube and still uses the same flag. The house flag of the DDSG is the red-white-red triband with the blue inscription "DDSG" in the white stripe and a yellow cabled anchor over the red stripes.
Željko Heimer, 16 October 2007


- P. Diem: Die Symbole Österreichs, Wien, 1995.
- Josef von Lehnert: "Beiträge zur Geschichte der k. k. Flagge. Vortrag, gehalten im militär-wissenschaftlichen Verein zu Wien am 13. März 1885", Organ der militär-wissenschaftlichen Vereine, nr. 31, Mayer, Wien 1886 p. 20