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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (3)

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[Rederi AB] Bohus Line

[Bohus Line] image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 April 2009

‘Rederi AB Bohus Line’ is a Swedish tourist shipping company based at Göteborg (Gothenburg). See this page.

As is often the case, outings with the vessel(s) are possible as are chartered trips where food and dancing are offered. The vessel in question is ‘Poseidon’ presented on above site and sailing for Bohus since 1982. Many islands near Göteborg are popular destinations.

The above website has been superseded by the following, newer one.

A second and much bigger ship, Marieholms, is now operated. She once belonged to Svenska Amerika Linien, then to the Swedish Navy, but still wears Svenska’s markings!

Shown on the older site, the house flag is horizontally striped blue-white (four blue and three white stripes) and bears a large initial ‘B’, encroaching upon five stripes, near (according to the drawing, not "in") the centre.
Jan Mertens, 12 January 2009


In this particular case, the "B" more than covers, since the Parts of the blue stripes that should be visible through the "B" openings are also. "a large initial letter 'B' offset towards the hoist and voided white (?), covering the center of five stripes".
Eugene Ipavec, 17 April 2009


Bohuslänska kusten
[Ångbåts AB Bohuslänska kusten]

[Bohuslänska kuste] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Blue burgee, yellow disk
Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2005


Bonnier Rederierna

[Bohuslänska kuste] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Blue tapering swallowtail, yellow lion.
Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2005


I am unsure whether there is a direct connection for the flag with Bonnier who, according to my translation software for the source site, entered shipping in the late 1950s by forming Lion Steamship Co. A/B and Lion Ferry A/B with the flag being adopted in 1970. I understand they subsequently sold out to Erik Kekonius. It is of course shown under Lion Ferry A/B.
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2006


Bore (G.E. Sandstrom)
[Rederi Bore (G.E. Sandstrom)]

[Rederi Bore] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 December 2004
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [9]

Yellow flag, blue rectangle, with yellow diamond, charged with blue Maltese cross.
Jarig Bakker, 21 December 2004


[Rederi Bore (G.E. Sandstrom)]

[Rederi Bore] image by Ivan Sache, 19 March 2006
Source: Image provided by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2006

[Rederi Bore] image by Ivan Sache, 19 March 2006
Source: Image provided by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2006

Sources variously give Rederi A/B Bore as being owned or managed by Gustaf E. Sandstöm or Sandtröm, Stranne & Co. (Lloyds notes that the latter was operating from at least 1907 and still going in 1937). Whilst the flag is also given by Lloyds 1912 [1], Brown [Wedge] 1929 [10] and 1934 [11] vary by giving the flag as blue with a yellow frame enclosing the diamond with its cross paty though the 1929 edition records as Rederi Bore Cordelia and 1934 unfortunately omits the name, merely showing in brackets that of the operator. Sandström. Stranne & Co. also owned or managed Afrikanska Angfartygs Aktiebolaget which had a quartered flag of blue and yellow bearing a white circle edged blue and charged with a blue "S".
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2006


[Rederi AB] Brabant

I have found out very little about this Swedish shipping company, in fact this page on aktiesamlaren-bjb.se contains it all.

The firm existed in 1927 and must have been established in Stockholm. Given the name there may have been a Belgian connection, in any case the house flag dimly appears in the company share’s background.
Jan Mertens, 27 December 2008


Brax Shipholding Rederi A/B

[Brax Shipholding] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007

Owners based in Gothenburg but not operators as any vessels are chartered out. The flag as shown by Josef Nüsse [5] is a dull yellow swallowtail with a black outlined anchor between the black outlined letters "B" and "S".
Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007


[Rederiaktibolaget] Bris

[Bris] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007

John Larsson of Göteborg operated Rederiaktibolaget Bris in the 1950s using a blue pennant with a white "L" being shown by Brown 1951 [11] and a Collectors Corner cap badge.
Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007