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N&T Argonaut

[N&T Argonaut]
image by Jorge Candeias

N&T Argonaut A/B was formed 13.2.1998 by the amalgamation of Argonaut A/B with Nordstrum & Thulin A/B. According to the Josef Nüsse collection the flag is blue with the white letters NTA.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003


Argonaut A/B

[Argonaut]
image by Jarig Bakker 26 November 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Stockholm - blue flag, upsidedown white "A".
Jarig Bakker, 26 November 2005


[Argonaut]
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006

Argonaut A/B. Josef Nüsse [5] in his table flag site shows a swallowtailed version with a narrower emblem. Josef however shows the flag upside down i.e. with the emblem reading as an "A" which is quite logical but incorrect as the "upside down" version as shown here is confirmed by the emblem appearing on the bow of their "Argo Thetis". The company itself was a joint venture of Walleniusrederierna, Sven Salen and Nordstrom & Thulin which was formed in 1983 and ended up in 1998 as N&T Argonaut.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006


The inverted A is in fact the symbol of a bull's head. The bull would be from the Greek mythology as is the case with the Company's name Argonaut, and a number of their ships such as Golden Fleece, and combinations of names such as: Argo Medea, Argo Hebe, Argo Elektra, Argo Athena, Argo Thetis, Argo Daphne, Argo Pallas, Argo Artemis, Argo Europa together with the name of a subsidiary company: Jason Shipping.
Jorgen Hammar, 5 August 2008


Nordström & Thulin

Nordström & Thulin
[Nordström & Thulin]
image by Jarig Bakker, 6 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Blue flag, white "N&T".
Jarig Bakker, 6 August 2005


Nordström & Thulin variant
[Nordström & Thulin]
image by Jarig Bakker, 6 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

idem, bolder letters.
Jarig Bakker, 6 August 2005

Nordström & Thulin variant
[Nordström & Thulin]
image by Jarig Bakker, 8 October 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

I doubt if any credence can be given to the sources showing varying letter thicknesses and image that the website has sourced its images from the various editions of Brown in which 1951 [12] and 1958 [13] show them as thin and 1982 [3] and 1995 [4] as thick. Better rather to use the table flag on the Josef Nüsse site [5] which is line with the 2nd version shown here. The company itself became N&T Argonaut in 1998.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 June 2006