The SS Mark German Ensign

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


Free with Museum admission.

This is a new lecture series presented by The Mariners' Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does.

Marc Nucup shares the history of a German ensign flag, Reichsdienstflagge carried aboard the North German Lloyd cargo ship SS Mark. The flag, preserved by Captain Ernst Loewe while imprisoned in the United States, serves as a microcosm of the merchant maritime experience in World War I.