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Houseflags of Norwegian maritime companies (M-N)

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M. Thorvik

[M. Thorvik flag]by Jarig Bakker, 9 February 2005
Source: Loughran's "A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags & Funnels", 1979.

The early funnels were black with the houseflag; later on it became buff (yellow) with black top, with the houseflag. Caption: M. Thorvik, Oslo.
Jarig Bakker, 9 February 2005

Martin Olsen

[flag of Martin Olsen shipping] by Ivan Sache

The flag is red with a blue border and a white lozenge charged with a M (blue).

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 vessels', published at Lloyd's Royal Exchange. London. E.C., #2054
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2004

Melsom & Melsom

[Melsam & Melsam houseflag] by Jarig Bakker
Source: Scott, R.M., The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels, Capetown, Caltex Africa Ltd. (1959).

#75 Melsom & Melsom, Larvik - red flag, white diamond, blue "M". Until the 1950's a whaling company
Jarig Bakker, 3 January 2005

Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbåtar

[Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbåtar ferry company] by Kjell Roll Elgsaas

A houseflag with the horizontal bands of blue, white, and red muse belongs to another company. Perhaps, MRF (Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbatar). Many Norwegian houseflags have the red-white-blue combination.
Jan Oskar Engene, 20 November 1995

N. Bugge

[N. Bugge flag] by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26]

Tonsberg - hoistdiagonally divided blue/white.
Jarig Bakker, 15 February 2005

Nomadic Shipping

[Houseflag of Nomadic Shipping] by Jorge Candeias

Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibs

[Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibs] by Jarig Bakker
Source: 1930 "Larousse Commercial"

Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibs, Trondheim: white, a red flower in the centre encircled by a black rope and black letters NFDS in the corners (NF on the upper horizontal, DS on the lower).
Jens Martens, 12 December 2003


There is an image in "All about Ships and Shipping", 1938, in which the ropes look blueish. In Lloyd's 1957 is a description: "White, red rosette in loop of rope above knot; black N F D S. Funnel: Black, broad red band between two narrow white bands."
Jarig Bakker, 12 December 2003

Norwegian American Line

[Houseflag of Norwegian American Line] by Al Fisher