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Sven Salén flag
image by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 .
contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003
Talbot-Booth 1942 and 1994 shows a green
flag with what resembles a yellow fan like shell and in the field corners the
respective yellow letters "ABBT". The connection with this flag is a
mystery to me and by 1949 Talbot-Booth is showing the version noted by
FOTW. After World War 2 most of their shipping was in the name of Salénrederierna
A/B with Salén appearing to later have adopted the name of Salénrederierna
which became Saléninvest A/B in 1981. In the mid 1980s they filed for
bankruptcy and despite a reorganization it appears this was their fate.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 August 2003
Mr Kosanoski has found at Sven Salén AB a green
flag with a 'yellow fanlike shell'. However, it is a banana stock! The company
AB Banantransport (AB = aktiebolag = Ltd) owned smaller banana ships to
transport bananas from mainly Rotterdam - where they came in large Elders &
Fyffes ships - to Sweden and Norway. Chronologically, this flag is the older
one. After WWII when Sven Salén became the sole owner of the company, he changed
the house flag to the blue one with 'bananas' above and below the S.
Torsten Hagnéus (Retd Master Mariner), 31 October 2014
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007
Sven J, Mattsson of Slite operated between the 1950s-1970s with a
yellow flag having a broad light blue horizontal band bearing the
white letters "SM" being shown by Brown 1978 & 1982 .
Neale Rosanoski, 16 January 2007
image by Jarig Bakker, 16
Ship T/T ESSO Stockholm - Flag: red over
white burgee; in the center the company logo.
Jarig Bakker, 16 August 2005
An unusual flag and I cannot work out where it comes
from. In almost all cases the Esso group companies used the same flag
of white with "Esso" in red within a blue oval ring. Although it is
associated by implication by the kommandbryggan website with the
vessel "Esso Stockholm", together with a similar funnel colouring, the
photo shows the normal Esso group funnel as do all other photos I have
found both for her and the "Esso Gothenburg" which were the only ships
that were placed under this company up until 1971 when they were
transferred to Dansk Esso. No flags can be made out in these photos.
Another point of concern is that the ring is shown as black instead of
the normal blue but that may be a scanning effect from wherever the
original image came from. The only other reference to a flag for this
company that I have found comes from Collectors Corner website where
the normal flag is shown as the cap badge.
Neale Rosanoski, 28 August 2006
Gyronny dark yellow and blue; in center white
diamond, charged with black "SHL". This was the line of Jarl Malmros.
Jarig Bakker, 12 August 2005
Formed post World War 1 with Frans Mamros, father of
Jarl, being involved. A sister company of Trelleborgs Ångfartygs A/B
from whence the flag is derived.
Neale Rosanoski, 28 August 2006