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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (4)

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Helmsig & Grimm

[Helmsig & Grimm] by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [ssy63].

Helmsig & Grimm is the wrong name. This should read Svenska Lloyd Rederi A/B [as is shown by Stewart], also known as Swedish Lloyd, and was adopted about WW1 to replace the previous flag of yellow with a blue saltire apparently to avoid confusion with the Russian Naval Ensign.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003

Hakon A. Reuter

[Hakon A. Reuter] by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [ssy63].

Reut & Reuter, Onsala.
Ole Andersen, 2000-Sep-20

Hakon A Reuter. Rederi A/B Reut was one of their subsidiaries. The actual design of their flag is uncertain as apart from this version which is nearly supported by the Collectors Corner cap badge which does not have any white at upper hoist or lower fly, US Navy 1961 shows white with 3 narrow blue diagonal bands whilst Talbot Booth 1942 and 1944 show 4 white and 3 blue bands of equal width but reverse the direction to per bend i.e. from upper hoist to lower fly.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003

Rederi, A/B Iris

[Iris] by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [ssy63].

Ivar Lundh & Co

[Joh Gorthon] by Jarig Bakker

Ivar Lundh & Co AB (Stockholm, Sweden) - White with blue stylized IL.
Dov Gutterman, 24 October 2003

Ivar Lundh & Co AB was founded 1912 and was working as family owned company until 1956. Today the company is owned by 5 executives of the company.

All through the years Ivar Lundh & Co AB has been active primarily in the Baltic and North Sea markets
Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2004

J.N. Sanne

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

Uddevalla - horizontal triband yellow - blue - yellow, proportioned c. 1:4:1, yellow "S".
Jarig Bakker, 19 January 2005

Joh Gorthon & Gorthon, O. Sten & Gorthon, Stig


[Joh Gorthon] by Jarig Bakker

Joh Gorthon & Gorthon, O. Sten & Gorthon, Stig.: White with a blue circle in the centre containing two intertwined yellow stylised Gs (one reversed). I'd guess by the name, colours, and design that this is Swedish. Gorthon Rederier - Lloyd's description: White Ground; blue disc with yellow device based on G.

I have not found any source which shows the horizontal white line in the base on the emblem which is, according to Talbot-Booth, the same as the cipher of King Olav. Formed 1921 and according to Lloyds known as Gorthons Rederi A/B until 1987 when it became Gorthon Lines A/B, changing in 1995 to B&N Gorthon Lines A/B and then changing back again in 1997 to Gorthon Lines A/B. However post WW2 they themselves initially showed the fleet under separate headings for O. Sten Gorthon and Stig. Gorthon operating through subsidiaries.
Neale Rosanoski, 6 January 2004