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The company was founded in 1862 in Stavanger by
Thomas S. Falck (1829-1889), the Norwegian consul in Newcastle (United Kingdom).
In 1936, it was renamed Jacob Falck ANS, Jacob Falck being the Swedish consul in
Stavanger. The company was eventually renamed Falck Shipping A/S in 1984. The
flag is a red swallow-tailed pennant with a white star in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 2 December 2003
The company house flag appears in Lloyd's Book of
House Flags and Funnels (No. 781, p. 74) with slanted top and bottom edges, as
shown graphically on the corporate website.
A plate of the "Atlantic" three-master, which sailed under the Falck flag in 1901-1911, shows the flag with horizontal top and bottom edges.
Josef Nuesse's "Ships and Flags" website shows the photo of an actual flag also with horizontal top and bottom edges.
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2013
Oslo - white flag bordered red; blue Maltese cross.
Jarig Bakker, 2 February 2005
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 January 2009
Established 13 July 1916 in Hammerfest.
Description of flag: It is a dark blue flag with a capital "F" of the same colour within a white
lozenge and fimbriated white and red at the top and bottom edge.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 January 2009
The company was established as Finnmarkens Amtsrederi in 1916, in order to operate local steamship services, which before had been run by Bergenske and Nordenfjeldske on governmental contracts. The company was renamed in 1925 to Finnmark Fylkesrederi , due to the renaming of districts from “Amt” to “Fylke”, and to the current name in the late 1930ies. After WW2 the company took part in Mosjøen – Hammerfest express service and its largest two ships were chartered for the coastal express service. In autumn 1988 the company became a partner in the express line by purchasing LOFOTEN. But the ship was sold in January 1997 back to OVDS.
Source: Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2017
image by Jarig Bakker, 4 February 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World 
Bergen - Israeli-style Blue-White-Blue-White-Blue flag,
in center white intertwined "FT".
Jarig Bakker, 4 February 2006
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2017
In 1998 “Fosen Traffiklag ASA” was acquired as a daughter of Torghatten. Their
houseflag was a red-white-red horizontal triband. (see:
http://ferjekiosken2.mamutweb.com/subdet206.htm). Both companies merged in
2009 and the name was changed again to Torghatten ASA.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2017
image by António Martins
Much of the Fred. Olsen company is still based in
Norway, as well as in Liechtenstein, the Channel Islands, etc. The company is
involved in shipping, manufacturing of watches (Timex), etc. Fred. Olsen also
owns much land in Gomera, one of the Canary Islands, which explains the Líneas
Fred. Olsen with a houseflag similar to that of the Norwegian company but
with the colours of Spain.
Jan Oskar Engene, 5 February 1999
From the postcard collection sent to Martin Karner,
the postcard #10, 3rd row, 2nd flag of [o9oXXb] reads «Fred Olsen Line» and
shows this flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 06 May 2010
Bodo - red flag, white diamond bordered blue, blue
Jarig Bakker, 18 October 2005
image by Jorge Candeias
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