Buy State Flags from Allstate FlagsBuy US flags from Five Star Flags
This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (4)

Last modified: 2006-09-23 by phil nelson
Keywords: house flag | shipping: sweden |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

See also:

Bylock & Nordsjöfrakt (B&N)

[Bylock & Nordsjöfrakt] image by Jarig Bakker, 15 August 2005

Ship Bergön - blue swallowtail with white top and bottom; on blue white "B&N". (Fortunately this was not a one-ship company, for the Bergön is depicted stuck in the ice.
Jarig Bakker, 15 August 2005

Carl Norrthon Jr.

[Norrthon] image by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [ste63].

This one looks remarkably similar to the one at, 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

Clipper Line

[Clipper Line] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 August 2005

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

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: 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 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

Consafe (Container Safe J C Ericsson AB)

[Consafe] image by Jarig Bakker, 15 August 2005

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

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 [lgr95]

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 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