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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (4)

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Carl Folke & Co. A/B

Carl Folke image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 9 February 2007

Out of Stockholm briefly in the early 1960s operating a single vessel under Bengt Folke. The Collectors Corner cap badge shows a diagonal quartered flag of white and red with overall a blue "F".
Neale Rosanoski, 9 February 2007


Carl Norrthon Jr.

[Norrthon] image by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [6].

This one looks remarkably similar to the one at http://w1.435.telia.com/~u43505985/hoganas1.html, which is Höganäs Rederi AB.
Ole Andersen, 2000-Sep-18


Carl Norrthon operated as Rederi A/B Höganäs hence the "H" on the flag.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003


[Rederi A/B] Castor

Carl Folke image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 August 2007

Brown 1978 shows a horizontal triband of blue, white and blue bearing a blue "C" on the white . This would appear to relate to the company operated by Arne E. Pettersson of Uddevalla from around 1950 to 1980. After this Lloyds indicate that the company came under A.E. Mengwall of Uddelvalla and is still operated by his successor, G. Mengwall, but going by subsequent funnel markings the flag was not passed on.
Neale Rosanoski, 9 February 2007


[Rederi A/B] Cecil

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

The Landskrona company has been traced to at least operating the "Excelsior" between 1921 and 1934 under the operation of G.F. Persson. The Collectors Corner cap badge shows a yellow flag with a blue cross paty.
Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007


Centrumlinjen Rederi A/B

[Centrumlinjen Rederi] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007

A ferry service based Malmö in the 1960s and 70s, the Collectors Corner cap badge shows a white tapered swallowtail with a blue target of 2 rings with a blue outlined triangular dart piercing the centre. The badge does not make clear the outline colour of the dart and I am going by a verbal description of the funnel logo which appears to differ by not having the dart striking at an angle.
Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007


[Rederi A/B] Ceres

Merchant Marine House Flags and Stack Insignia version [8]
[Ceres - US Navy image] image by Phil Nelson, 26 November 2006
Source: image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

Cap badge version
[Ceres - cap badge] image by Phil Nelson, 26 November 2006
Source: image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

Based Stockholm briefly noted around the late 1950s with U.S. Navy 1961 [8] showing a blue flag with a broad white horizontal band bearing a blue "C" but in the Collectors Corner cap badges website there shows a white tapered swallowtail edged blue and bearing a blue "C".
Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006


Chemveg AB

[Chemveg AB] image located by Jan Mertens, 19 June 2011

Related to Targit Shipping (already on FOTW-ws) and TSA Tanker Shipping, the rather smaller firm Chemveg AB is established at Göteborg, Sweden. See pp. 3 and 40 (last) of this pdf file:
http://www.tsatanker.se/images/stories/pdf/tsa_tbs.pdf
Apparently this company operates only one ship, ‘Margita’ being a chemical tanker able to transport vegetable oil and the like but also acids and fertilizer. Not unimportant these days, the vessel has a double hull. Photos of this ship abound on the ‘net but as no house flag turned up we will have to do, once again, with the drawing appearing on above site.
Blue field, large yellow initial ‘M’ (without serifs, and somewhat stylized) above two rows of white stylized waves - the letter surely representing the tanker. Blue and yellow are the national colours.
Jan Mertens, 19 June 2011


Clipper Line

Flag
[Clipper Line] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

white with 4 narrow horizontal stripes; in the center a blue shield charged with a lion's head over a 6-pointed star, surmounted by a trident, all yellow.
Jarig Bakker, 13 August 2005

Flag depicted on company china
[Clipper Line] contributed by Jan Mertens, 10 July 2005
Source: Cabinclass.com

This is one of several companies having ‘Clipper Line’ in the name, so today we’ll have a look at a nice and ultimately flag-related cup of theirs.

The logo consists of a shield featuring a crowned griffon's head and six-pointed star on a blue field. The line name appears below the shield, and the three tines of a trident appear above.

Company founded in 1946, merged in 1964 with the Incres company and stopped activities in 1973 (due to oil prices I understand).

Here is a page (in Swedish) showing the flag: http://kommandobryggan.se/clipper/clipper.htm i.e. the shield emblem, unrimmed, on a white field, both horizontal edges accompanied by a couple of narrow blue stripes (making four in all, of which only the lowest one is not interrupted by the emblem).
Jan Mertens, 10 July 2005


[Clipper Line] contributed by Jan Mertens, 10 July 2005
Source: Collector’s Corner

Another flag image on the net, that of Collector’s Corner..
Jan Mertens, 10 July 2005

second flag
[Clipper Line] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 August 2005 and Ivan Sache, 20 March 2006

[Clipper Line] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 August 2005; recolored by Ivan Sache, 20 March 2006

Einer A. Hansen

Einer A. Hansen flag, referenced below
[Clipper Line] image Ivan Sache, 20 March 2006

Einar A. Hansen invested into shipping after World War 2 through Rederi A/B Clipper and A/B Allhem. The Collectors Corner website also shows cap badge flags for Einar A. Hansen of, what appears to be, yellow with 2 narrow horizontal blue bands near chief and base respectively and between them the black letters and A/B Allhem with the badge appearing on blue field with the latter being shown as darker than the blue of the shield. There appears to have been a change of the white based flag towards the end with Brown 1978 showing it with a yellow field.
Neale Rosanoski, 19 March 2006


[A/B] Coastal Tanker

[Aros Line houseflag] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007

Said by Josef Nüsse [5] to be based Kullavik the table flag shows as blue with a yellow "M" above two white wavy lines. The company has not been located and the "M" on the flag suggests that the owner of the flag is somebody else who is involved in the coastal tanker trade in some manner.
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007


Consafe (Container Safe J C Ericsson AB)

[Consafe] image by Jarig Bakker, 15 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Seven horizontal stripes of white and red; in center over the red stripes blue "JCE".
Jarig Bakker, 15 August 2005


Contram A/B

[Contram A/B] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

Operated around the later 1950s out of Stockholm with the US Navy 1961 [8] flag being white with narrow blue bands top and bottom and the field bearing a red "C" with a red dot between the horns
Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006


Cool Carriers A/B

[Cool Carriers] image by Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Danderyd - white tapering swallowtail; two half circles, top bright blue, bottom blue, separated by white space.
Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2005


Cool Carriers was founded in 1984, and is owned by Unicool Ltd. Bermuda. Unicool Ltd. was founded by Safmarine, South Africa (50%) and Leif Høegh & Co., Oslo (49.8%).
Phil Nelson, 25 December 2005


The company was originally formed by the management of Salenrederierna (after it dissolved in 1984) and had several ownership changes before being acquired by Lauritzen at the end of 2000 and merged into Lauritzen Cool A/B. The shape of the flag was in some doubt. I surveyed it quite closely in 1986 and 1987 and was convinced that it was normal swallowtailed flag and not tapered. Another 1986 report was for a normal rectangle flag. In 1998 I took several photos, but at a distance, which seem to confirm the fork in the flag and the emblem is clearly closer to the hoist. Whether the flag is tapered is another matter. It certainly never appeared so. On the Josef Nüsse site [5] there is a tapered version for a table flag which is suggestive but not conclusive as table flags do no always duplicate the "work" flags. Possibly all the sightings noted have been mistaken as distinguishing such points from flapping flags, sometimes at a distance, is not easy. However I am reasonably confident from my 1998 photos that there is no taper on that particular flag. This leads to another possibility in that, with the fleet being chartered, flags may have been obtained from sundry suppliers with the flag form not spelled out and unofficial variations may therefore have resulted.
Neale Rosanoski, 19 March 2006

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