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Houseflags of Norwegian maritime companies (K)

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K. Andersen & Co.

[K. Andersen & Co. flag]
image by Jarig Bakker

Frederikstad - red flag, white stylized "AK"
Jarig Bakker, 15 February 2005


K.F. Langfeldt

[flag of K.F. Langfeldt shipping] image by Ivan Sache
Source: Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessel [1] #2047

The flag is red with a white lozenge charged with a L (blue).
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2004


K.S. Nordgren

[K.S. Nordgren flag]
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [9]

Bergen - white flag, blue 5-pointed star.
Jarig Bakker, 19 February 2005


Knut Knutsen

[Knut Knutsen houseflag]
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [9]

#591 in Lloyd’s House Flags and Funnels [llo11], Haugesund, a white rectangular flag with a big, sans seriffed black K, as shown in Brown’s Flags and Funnels (1926) [wed26]
Ivan Sache, 1 June 2006


Knutsen OAS Shipping

[Knutsen OAS]
image by Jarig Bakker, 26 September 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Haugesund - white, bearing the firm's logo.
Jarig Bakker, 26 September 2005


The original flag of the founder Knut Knutsen was white with a large black "K". The current flag probably dates from around 1984 when the Knutsen family sold out
Neale Rosanoski, 16 August 2004


Kopervik Shipping AS

[Knutsen OAS]
image by Ivan Sache
Source: http://www.kopervikshipping.no/

The company is based in Kopervik, and was formerly known as Frimann Skeie & Co. The flag is white with a blue K in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 1 December 2003


Kornelius Olsen

[Kristian Jebsens Rederi A/S]
image by Ivan Sache, 15 December 2013

Kornelius Olsen was established in Stavanger in 1883. In the 1960s-1970s, the company operated deep-freezing ships such as "Byfjord", "Fjord Hidle" (sold in 1988), "Fjord Frost" and "Snefjord". The tankers "Lijord" and "Gansfjord" were sold in 1972. The company sold its last two ships, the container ships "Trader Paraguay" and "Marchand Paraguay", in spring 1993, and eventually winded up in early 2004.
Source: http://www.stp-norway.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1823&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a 
Josef Nuesse's "Ships and Flags" website shows the company's house flag as horizontally divided white-green-white-green-white with a yellow triangle placed along the hoist and charged with a red "KO" monogram.
Source: http://www.flagpole.de/reedereiflaggen/europa/nordeuropa/
Ivan Sache, 15 December 2013

"Lifjord", obviously, and it's probably "Gannsfjord", although the current spelling of the fjord's name is "Gandfjord". (It's the fjord Stavanger lies next to.)
The mention of the tankers is: "Rederiets to siste tankskip "LIFJORD" og "GANNSFJORD" ble solgt i 1972.": "The shipping company's last tankers, "Lifjord" and "Gannsfjord" were sold in 1972." So, they are mentioned because they were the last tankers.
The flag is supposed to be light green (#0c0), rather than standard/unspecified green (#090). This page mentions Kornelius Olsen's Stavangeren sailing on the Red D Line (once).  I wonder if that means it actually flew the Red D.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 January 2014


Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi (KGJS)

[Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi]
image by Jarig Bakker, 26 September 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

The company was founded in 1967 in Bergen by Kristian Gerhard Jebsen. It started with two coastal vessels, and is still fully owned by the Jebsen family.
Ivan Sache, 1 December 2003


Bergen - white swallowtail; a blue fly-chevron.
Jarig Bakker, 26 September 2005


Kristian Jebsens Rederi A/S

[Kristian Jebsens Rederi A/S]
image by Ivan Sache, 15 December 2013

Jebsens was first organized by Kristian Jebsen under the banner of Kristian Jebsens Rederi AS (KJR) in Bergen, 1929. Operations began with its first two 2,500 dwt newbuildings. The company grew steadily through the 1930s, emerging from the Second World War as a small shipping company with majority interest in small bulk carriers and medium-sized tankers. In the 1950s, KJR expanded its fleet with 15,000 to 22,000 tonners, the handy-size bulk carriers of that time.
When Atle Jebsen, became President of the company in 1967, KJR sold its tankers. From then on, the business focused on operating bulk carriers through long-lasting contracts with commercial partners. In the past two decades, its niche market is served by specialized self-discharging vessels known as the Beltships which has a proven efficiency in short sea trading.
Today, with Bjørn Jebsen as the new Chairman from 2009, the Group has over 260 on-shore personnel plus over 7,000 seafarers in its pool. It has a global network of offices and representatives in ten countries with an integrated transport service portfolio - ranging from ship owning, shipping, technical management, crewing and training, to storage and distribution - providing customers with a total transport and logistics solutions package.
Source: http://jebsens.com/  - Company website
Josef Nuesse's "Ships and Flags" website shows the house flag of Kristian Jebsens Rederi A/S, a Bergen-based company, as white with two serrated blue vertical stripes on the left and right edges of the flag, in the middle a black "K" with an appendage in its bottom. Also shown on the corporate website, this house flag appears to have been retained by the modern Jebsen Group.
Source: http://www.flagpole.de/reedereiflaggen/europa/nordeuropa/
Ivan Sache, 15 December 2013


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