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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (19)

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Tage Berglund

Collector's Corner version
[Tage Berglund] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

US Navy version
[Tage Berglund] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

From Gothenburg and apparently succeeding C.H. Berglund. There are two variations of his flag with presumably the cap badge from Collectors Corner being the more likely with a white flag having a blue diagonal band from lower hoist to upper fly bearing 3 gold stars [see b314] and which is shown by the site under the name of Rederi A/B Majviken which wasone of the companies which Berglund operated. US Navy 1961 [8] varies by having the band from upper hoist to lower fly and the smaller stars with their top point angled in line with the band [see b313]. I have funnel reports which support both versions so there is a possibility that there was a change.
Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006


Tarbit Shipping A/B

[Tarbit Shipping houseflag] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007

Traded as Knut Holger Hermansson until 1995 although he was in partnership with Sture Svanström from 1962 and the current company which had changed its name to Tarbit Shipping A/B is jointly owned by the two families. The "Tarbit Shipping" name originates from the tar and bitumen shipments which their vessels carried though that has now been extended to chemicals and petroleum products. The flag, shown on their website www.tarbit.se and also on a photo of "Oktavius" is, what I would classify as being, Swedish blue [unlike the brighter blue of the funnel] with narrow white horizontal bands near top and bottom and on the resultant middle broad blue band the white letters "TBS" with the same origins as the name.
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007


Tarntank Rederi A/B

[Tarntank Rederi A/B] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Donso - yellow flag, blue disk, white flying bird beaked red..
Jarig Bakker, 12 January 2006


Formed 1958 according to Lloyds and based on a family concern going back to 1904 which began shipowning in 1914 according to the company website which gives a better display of the bird, which is a gull. The flag is confirmed by a cap badge on the Collectors Corner site.
Neale Rosanoski, 21 September 2006


Tham Rederi

[Tham Rederi] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

Operated briefly by Gunnar Nyström of Nyköping at the end of the 1950s having a blue pennant with a yellow "T".
Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006


Gustaf B. Thordén

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

Thordén Lines, Uddevalla.
Ole Andersen, 19 September 2000


Thore-rederierna (O.M. Thore)

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

blue, yellow disk, blue "T"
Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2005


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

Thore-rederierna, Jonstorp.
Ole Andersen, 20 September 2000

Letter should be blue as is shown by Stewart and judging by the badge in Collectors Corner it is a lighter blue.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003

Medcalfe, Simpson affiliated company
[Thore] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 21 September 2006

The company had origins in 1896 with Anders Andersson Thore of Jonstorp. They had an association with the British firm of Metcalfe, Simpson & Co. and apparently used the livery of that firm with Lloyds 1904 only showing it under their name. The flag was white with a blue border and the red letters "MS&Co". The 1912 edition [1] correctly names the livery to Metcalfe, Simpson but notes that it was also used by A/B Thore. How long these colours were used is unknown but Mitchell, Simpson only lasted from 1903-1917. The Kommandobryggan website shows this flag under the Thore company but ascribes it to Metcalfe, Son & Co. which is incorrect though the latter company, which was formed in 1929 by a son of the Metcalfe in Metcalfe, Simpson, continued an association between them and the Thore family but they had a different flag and there is no indication found that Thore ever used it. Anders Thore died in 1918 and the last ship was sold but in 1922 his sons Josef Albert and Nils Martin became involved in joint ventures and a series of small companies were developed by the family. Josef continued to be based in Arild ceasing around the mid 1950s with nothing on a flag found. Nils, who was originally based at Jonstorp shifted to Gothernburg pre-World War 2 and was the larger concern, being succeeded by O.M. Thore and it is this branch of the family who are associated with the flag as shown by Jarig.
Neale Rosanoski, 21 September 2006


Tor Line

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

White flag, in center black circle containing a smaller black circle; in bottom three wavy blue stripes.
Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2005


I was Terminal and Stevedoring manager of Tor Line Ltd at the Port of Immingham on the Humber Estuary from the inception of Tor Line in 1965 to 1986. Tor Line AB was formed by Rederi Rex (then owned by Ragnar Kallstrom) of Stockholm) and Rederi Transoil of Gothenburg (thus TOR Line's name, TransOilRex)
Michael Stamford, 5 July 2004

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Tor Line (D.F.D.S. Transport)

[Tor Line] image by Jarig Bakker 26 November 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Gothenburg; white flag; at hoist the firm's funnel; at fly "TOR LINE" in blue.
Jarig Bakker, 26 November 2005


Tore Ulff A/B

[Tare Ulff] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006

Out of Gothenburg, operating from the latter 1930s at least until around the mid-1970s. Brown 1958 [13] and US Navy 1961 [8] show a blue flag with two very narrow horizontal yellow bands with the central blue band thus produced being wider than the two outer ones and bearing a yellow "U".
Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006


Torsten Carlbom & Co. A/S

Collector's Corner version
[Tage Berglund] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006

Dating from c.1937 until the end of the 1950s they operated as Rederi A/B Torsten with US Navy 1961 [8] and Collectors Corner cap badges showing a gold flag with a blue border and the blue letters "JC".
Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006


Transatlantik
[Rederi AB Transatlantik]

1904-1936
[Transatlantik] image by Jarig Bakker, 11 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Dark blue flag, yellow saltire, in all quarters white "RABT".
Jarig Bakker, 11 August 2005

1936-1984
[Transatlantik] image by Jarig Bakker, 11 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Dark blue flag, yellow saltire, in all quarters white "RABT".
Jarig Bakker, 11 August 2005

The dates given by the Kommandobryggan website relate to changes in the funnel colours and I image that the slight differences in the flag portrayals come from the different sources where such anomalies tend to appear as a result of the printing. Thus the flag is also shown under Rederi A/B Transocean from 1984 but with the funnel of that company as, according to that website, this joint venture with Salénrederierna took over the Broström line trade in 1984. Rederi A/B Transatlantic was acquired by Bilspedition in 1988 with its last vessel being sold in 1994 as Bilspedition liquidated its shipping interests.
Neale Rosanoski, 21 September 2006