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this site, German mainly, presents the 'Donau-Schiffahrts-Museum Regensburg' (i.e. Danube Shipping Museum at Regensburg):
This page in English, concerning the museum ships plus an additional link (German
Furthermore click: here
More on this museum soon, but today - the flag, a drawing of which appears here:
White field, a white diamond enclosed by red diagonal stripes (upper hoist, lower fly) and blue ones (lower hoist, upper fly) bearing the image of a black paddle steamer, bow at left. Black serifless initials are placed in the corners: "D" (upper hoist), "S" (upper fly), "M" (lower hoist), and "R" ((lower fly).
Over time I have lost a link to a good photo of the real item, it may just be made out: on this page (last but one -active- photo). However it is available from the museum if you have 35 to spare (as a non-member, that is).
Jan Mertens, 10 Jun 2011
Additional background information on this museum, found at the sites already indicated.
Founded in 1979 to promote acquisition of the locally built (1924) paddle-steamer `Érsekcsanád' formerly `Ruthof' from Mahart (Hungary), the `Arbeitskreis Schiffahrts-Museum Regensburg' (i.e. Society for a Regensburg Shipping Museum) managed to bring her to her former hometown. The bridge, engine room, kitchen, etc. are open to the public and additional space is dedicated to showing exhibits since 1983.
A second ship is Austrian built `Freudenau' (Vienna, 1942), a river tug occasionally used for outings, still on the Austrian register, acquired in 1995.
In 1987 a former auxiliary power station near the local stone bridge was added: from 1914 to 1964, an electrically operated cable system helped tow barges across this short but difficult stretch. From then on, vessels generally had sufficient power to master it themselves. See: here. Currently the Arbeitskreis has about 400 members.
Jan Mertens, 13 Jun 2011