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A.F. Söderström

A.F. Söderström image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 9 February 2007

A tug owner in Stockholm trading as Ĺngbåts A/B Grogg and Söderströms Skeppsstuveri A/B from pre-World War 2 until the end of the 1970s. The Collectors Corner cap badge shows a blue flag with the white letters "AFS" and whilst is ascribed to Groggbolaget it would seem logical that both companies would use it especially as the latter lasted longer. The tugs used a suffix of "grogg".
Neale Rosanoski, 9 February 2007


A.K. Fernström Granitindustrier
[AB A.K. Fernström Granitindustrier]

[Rederi Actie Concordia houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Blue swallowtail with in center an "F" on three waves, and left and right a 5-pointed star, all yellow.
Jarig Bakker, 5 August 2005


[Fernström Granitindustrier]
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006

This company ceased as a shipowner in 1946 with Erik Fernström re-entering shipping with the formation of Fernströms Rederi A/S in 1954 although he seems to have registered his ships under companies incorporating the initials "A.K.". He sold out in 1968 though the company continued until the last ship was sold at the end of 1976. A similar flag is shown by Stewart 1963 under A.K. Fernströms Rederi only the letter is erect and the stars and "waves" are white. The version also shows on a cap badge at Telia.com although the exact colour of the stars and waves is not clear.

[Fernström Granitindustrier]
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006

[Fernström Granitindustrier]
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006

The site also shows a second flag of a lighter blue with just the "F" being slightly ornate The is supported by US Navy 1961[8] in the name of Erik Fernström only their "letter" is not exactly clear.

[Fernström Granitindustrier]
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 11 March 2006

And then Loughran 1979 [2] shows that they were one of the few companies that wore a stem jack being a horizontal biband of yellow and green with a black animal, which appears to be a horse, upon the yellow.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006


Adolf Bratt & Co., Gothenburg

[Adolf Bratt & Co] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 December 2004
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [9]

Blue burgee bordered white; white "AB&Co".
Jarig Bakker, 21 December 2004


This version is shown by Lloyds 1904 & 1912 [1] and Talbot-Booth 1936 as well as Brown 1926 [9] and 1929 [9]. However Brown 1934 [11] and Talbot-Booth 1937 etc onwards [except for US Navy 1961 [8]] all show the white border extending also to the hoist i.e. right round, being supported by the cap badge shown on the site mentioned above. The company was taken over by Erik Kekonius around 1960 together with other "Bratt" companies so perhaps there was a family connection, but I have nothing on any flag being used.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 February 2006


Afos Line

[Afos Line] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Vasteras - white flag, in center horizontal blue stripe, interrupted by blue "A", and a green stem with a red flower.
Jarig Bakker, 12 January 2006


Ahlmark/O.F. Ahlmark & Co., A/B

[O.F. Ahlmark & Co.] image by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [6].


[Ångfartygs] Aktiebolaget Karin

[O.F. Ahlmark & Co.]
image by Ivan Sache, 1 June 2006
Source: Lloyd’s House Flags and Funnels [1]

The house flag of Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget Karin, Helsingborg is a white swallow-tailed flag with a blue sans seriffed K.

#592 in Lloyd’s House Flags and Funnels [1]
Ivan Sache, 1 June 2006


[Rederi A/B] Amphion

[Amphion] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006

Formed Stockholm 1951 operating the tanker Amphion 1953-1959 with U.S. Navy 1961 [8] showing a blue flag with very broad white horizontal band bearing a blue "A".
Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006


[Rederi A/B] Anders Löfberg

Anders Löfberg image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007

The unusual purple flag with a yellow diamond throughout bearing the purple letters "ABAL" in the diamond mode comes from the Josef Nüsse site [5]. The letters stand presumably for AB Anders Löftberg, formed 1927 as coffee roasters and who in 1967 bought a ship to transport their coffee imports. The shipping venture only lasted a few years but the company continues in the coffee business now under their previous trade name as Löfberg Lila AB. The purple comes from "Lila" representing the most popular label from their early packaging; company details can be seen at http://www.lofbergslila.se.
Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007


Anders Smith

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

White swallowtail with blue top and bottom; on white blue diamond charged with white "S", the diamond in all quarters with a blue trapeze.
Jarig Bakker, 15 August 2005


[Rederi A/B] Ankaret

[Ankaret houseflag] image by Phil Nelson, 25 November 2006
Source: image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006

Operated in the 1950s by Arendt De Jounge. Based on a Collectors Corner cap badge the flag was white with towards the hoist a blue circle bearing a white "A"
Neale Rosanoski, 2 November 2006


Aros. Line

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

Charterers only, possibly operated by Sten Siöwall AB of Vasteras, noted in the 1970s through to at least 1999. A white flag with a large blue "A" nearly touching top and bottom, the arm being forked and the letter enclosing a rose proper, and extending from the letter arm to field edges a narrow blue band. Sourced from the Josef Nüsse site [5], Loughran 1979 [2] and Brown 1995 [4].
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007


Atlantic Cargo Services A/B

[Atlantic Cargo Services houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 8 October 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Stockholm - white flag blue outlined "Atlanti cargo"
Jarig Bakker, 8 October 2005


August Leffler & Son

[Rederi Actie Concordia houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 7 August 2005
Source: http://kommandobryggan.se/Bryggan/Rederi.htm

Three horizontal stripes of blue and white, proportioned 1:5:1, in center black "AL".
Jarig Bakker, 7 August 2005