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A/S Em. Z. Svitzer (Brondby)

[Flag of A/S Em. Z. Svitzer] by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company is the Scandinavian branch of the Svitzer-Wijsmuller group, founded in August 2001 by the merging of Svitzer (Denmark) and Wijsmuller Bros (Baarn, The Netherlands). The group is itself part of the A.P. Moller (Maersk) group. It operates today the most powerful tug fleet in the world. Svitzer was founded in 1833 and owns today the towage and salvage companies Roda Bolaget (Sweden) and Esvagt A/S (Denmark). Wijsmuller was founded in 1906 as Wijsmuller Bureau. The flag is blue with a white Maltese cross. Company website: http://www.svitzerwijsmuller.com/

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

A/S Em. Z. Svitzer (Brondby). The colours are around the wrong way. The flag is white and the cross blue (as per the website for a shot of the actual).
Neale Rosanoski, 11 September 2001


Erik Winther

[Flag of Rederiet Erik Winther] 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: http://www.ewinther.dk/
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]  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


Forenede Bugserselskab, Copenhagen

[Flag of Forenede Bugserselskab] by Jarig Bakker

A white flag, black "FB".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels (Wedge 1926)
Jarig Bakker, 19 December 2004


Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S

[Flag of Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S]  by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

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

The white Maltese cross is sometimes shown slightly bigger than the version shown here.
Jan Mertens, 11 December 2003

Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S. More precisely Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S which led to the current name of DFDS A/S being adopted in 1970.

[Flag of Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S] by Michael Wilson

The flag is a dark blue and apparently still applies although another flag appears on the Josef Nüsse site of white with the white cross paty appearing on a blue circle in the hoist accosted with the red legend of "DFDS" over "SEAWAYS" and the flag base consisting of a biband of light over dark blue which would refer either to the DFDS Seaways Service instituted in 1971 or possibly the subsidiary DFDS Seaways A/S formed in 2000. It is in line with the vessel colour scheme but may not have been actually used at sea.

[Flag of Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S] by Michael Wilson

A similar flag, but with the cross appearing within a white ring on a blue angled panel and the legend being blue and "DFDS" over "TOR LINE" shows on the company site for DFDS Tor Line A/S which was formed in 1998.

[Flag of Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S] by Michael Wilson

Again on the Nüsse site such a flag shows, but without the "DFDS" reference, and this appears to relate to the fact that the company was originally Tor Line A/B of Sweden [though is now based in Norway] formed in 1966 with a white flag bearing a black and white target emblem above 2 blue wavy lines of sea, the Nüsse flag presumably adopted after the company was acquired at some point by DFDS and the website version adopted after the 1999 name change to DFDS Tor Line A/S. (It is now somewhat difficult to allocate such groups to one specific country without losing the thread).
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004


De Forenede Kulimportører Handels-Selskab A/S

[Flag of De Forenede Kulimportører Handels-Selskab A/S]  by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

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


H. Folmer & Co.

[Flag of H. Folmer & Co.] by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company was founded in Copenhagen by Helge Folmer in 1955. It operates 13 vessels. The flag is red with the white monogram of the company in the middle. This monogram is based on the letter F. Company website: http://www.folmer.dk/

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003


Holm & Wonsild

[Flag of Holm & Wonsild]  by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

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

Holm & Wonsild. Some pre WW2 sources show the flag without the white border but most agree with the flag shown here.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004

[Flag of Holm & Wonsild] by Jarig Bakker

Version without the white border, after Brown's Flags and Funnels (Wedge 1926)


J. Poulsen Shipping

[Flag of Holm & Wonsild]

J. Poulsen Shipping - (Korsĝr, Denmark) - J and P combined into white anchor on blue (see flag on company headquarters)
http://www.jpship.dk/mod_inc/?p=itemmodule&kind=9&id=2 and logo on homepage.
Dov Gutterman
, 17 October 2003

J. Poulsen Shipping. Image from Brown 1995. The parent company of J. Poulsen has been operating since 1930.
Neale Rosanoski, 11 September 2004


Juhl & Ehrhorn

Juhl & Ehrhorn (Esbjerg, Denmark) - J and E combined to white anchor on red.
http://www.chartering.dk/gallery.htm

Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2003

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