Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie

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Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie steamers in harbour at Zanzibar, 1901

Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie (German East Africa Line) was a shipping line, established in 1890 as an alternative to the existing shipping services to East Africa, including German East Africa (1891–1919), then dominated by United Kingdom shipping lines.

In 1942, during World War II, this line and the Woermann-Linie owned by the cigarette manufacturer Philipp Fürchtegott Reemtsma, were taken over by John T. Essberger of Nazi Germany. The Deutsche Afrika-Linien lost both fleets in post-war reparations.

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