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Weco Line

[Flag of Weco Line] image by Jorge Candeias, 4 December 2005

The corporate newsletter of Dannebrog Lines: shows the logos of both Dannebrog and Weco lines (both parts of Nordana Line). The Weco logo is a Dannebrog on a blue rectangle.
Dean McGee, 3 December 2005

Erik Winther

[Flag of Rederiet Erik Winther]  image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company is based in Hellerup, Copenhagen. The flag is horizontally divided red-white-red (1:2:1) with a thin vertical red stripe opposed to the hoist and a red W letter in the middle. We show a flag for the same company, dated 1963, with a red Svitzer cross instead of the W. The current design is similar to the house flag of Niels Winther, but I don't know if there is any family link between both Winthers. Company website:
Ivan Sache
, 27 November 2003

Erik Winther. I suggest that it is likely that Ivan's flag from the company website should not have the narrow vertical red stripe in the fly with this appearing on the company website logo merely as a means of dividing the white of that band from the surrounding white background. Unfortunately the photo of the "Karen Winther" does not clearly show the funnel markings but I would imagine that they are in line with the flag logo which either means that either the Brown 1982 version is not correct with its more ornate portrayal, or there has been a subsequent change.
Neale Rosanoski, 11 September 2004

[Flag of Erik Winther]   image by Michael Wilson

based on Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963

Erik Winther. The flag for Winther is incorrectly shown by Stewart and Styring (1963) flag as a red-white-red triband (as above) with a red cross on the wide white stripe. This flag in fact belongs to the Belgian company Havenbedrijf Mabesoone N.V. The correct flag for Winther is that shown just before it by Stewart i.e., the same band structure but with a red diamond frame enclosing a red "W". The company appears to have been the successor to Niels Winther formed in 1945 with the same flag but Erik it seems made a change, according to Brown 1982, deleting the diamond frame and having a slightly more ornate "W" (shown here). The last vessel was sold in 2000.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004

Niels Winther & Co.

[Flag of Niels Winther & Co.] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company is based in Esbjerg. The flag is horizontally divided blue-white-blue (1:2:1) with the blue letters NW in the white stripe. Company website:

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

Wonsild & Søn A/S

[Flag of Wonsild & Søn A/S] image by Ivan Sache, 29 November 2003

The company was founded in Copenhagen in 1904 by Valdemar L. Wonsild and his son Jorgen. It has a fleet of 16 chemical tankers and also deep sea dry cargo ships. The company has affiliates in Copenhagen, Connecticut, Singapore, Rotterdam and Istanbul. The flag is white with a green border and the green monogram of the company in the middle. This monogram is made of the interlaced W and S letters. Company website:

Ivan Sache, 29 November 2003

[Flag of Wonsild & Søn A/S]

Wonsild & Søn. Brown 1978 shows a different version being white with the monogram in blue though the shape of the "W" is shown differently but by 1995 was showing the green version though still with different "W" which shape is disproved by the company website as well as Josef's flag.

Neale Rosanoski, 11 September 2004