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Houseflags of Norwegian maritime companies (F)

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Falck Shipping A/S

[Falck Shipping]
image by Ivan Sache, 17 December 2013

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

Fearnley & Eger

[Fearnley & Eger flag]
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [9]

Oslo - white flag bordered red; blue Maltese cross.
Jarig Bakker, 2 February 2005

Finnmarks Fylkesrederi & Ruteselskap

Finnmarks Fylkesrederi & Ruteselskap 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

Seat: Hammerfest
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

Forest Transporters A/S

[Forest Transporters A/S]
image by Jarig Bakker, 4 February 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Bergen - Israeli-style Blue-White-Blue-White-Blue flag, in center white intertwined "FT".
Jarig Bakker, 4 February 2006

Fosen Traffiklag ASA

[Fosen Traffiklag ASA] 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: Both companies merged in 2009 and the name was changed again to Torghatten ASA.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2017

Fred Olsen Lines

[Houseflag of Fred Olsen Lines]
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

Fritz Andreasen

[Friktz Andreasen flag]
image by Jarig Bakker, 18 October 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Bodo - red flag, white diamond bordered blue, blue "A".
Jarig Bakker, 18 October 2005

Fylkesbaatane i Sogn og Fjordane

[Fylkesbaatane i Sogn og Fjordane houseflag]
image by Jorge Candeias

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