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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (20)

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Transmarin Aktiebolaget

[Transmarin Aktiebolaget] image by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [6].


[Transatlantik] image by Jarig Bakker, 11 August 2005

Dark blue flag, yellow saltire, in all quarters white "RABT".
Jarig Bakker, 11 August 2005

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Trelleborgs Ångfartygs A/B

[Trelleborgs Ångfartygs A/B] image by Phil Nelson
Source: Colin Stewart and John B. Styring: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [ste63]. has this much more like a yellow cross on blue - Stewart's image looks more like a blue saltire on yellow.
Ole Andersen, 23 September 2000

The flag should have the yellow "cross" more off centre, a bit like the Swedish national flag. I have seen this flag up close at the Museum of Sea History in Stockholm.
Elias Granqvist, 21 March 2001

TSA Tanker Shipping AB

[TS-Line houseflag] image contributed by Jan Mertens, 22 June 2011

Just sending ahead the house flag due to lack of time - TSA Tanker Shipping AB of Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden:
See last page of this pdf document, already known through Chemveg (19 Jun 2011 message):
This image shows a white flag bearing black serifed initials "TSA"; the flag’s horizontal edges are lined by a red stripe above a much smaller black one (mirrored on lower edge).
Jan Mertens, 22 June 2011

Some essential information on this shipping company taken from:, where we learn that TSA "was established by a group of experienced brokers in 1992 to operate as a professional shipbroking company in the international tanker market. (...) We serve major oil companies, traders, industrialists and the shipping industry with competitive tanker brokerage services."
Services offered also include agency (mainly Göteborg area), chartering ("bitumen, pitch, coal-tar product, vegetable oil, chemical and petroleum products" are mentioned), reloading bunker vessels, etc.
The pdf file linked to earlier provides ships’ details where the cooperation with TBS (Tarbit Shipping), Theodora Tankers, and Chemveg is given due attention.
Jan Mertens, 23 June 2011


[TS-Line houseflag] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007

A ferry service between Trelleborg and Sassnitz operated by the Swedish and German railways. From the Josef Nüsse site [5] is a white table flag of 3x5 proportions bearing the legend "TS-LINE" with the letters angled slightly to upper fly. The letters are mainly blue but the "TS" have yellow cores with the outer blue not covering the ends. The table flag is double sided in effect with the reverse side legend visible. The legend itself appeared on the hull of the ships involved in the service. Whilst the service originated in 1897 and the Swedish and German Railways took over in 1909, it was not until the mid 1980s that the name of TS-Line was officially adopted but this only lasted until 1994 when it became HansaFerry operating Trelleborg-Rostock, itself being short lived as in 1997 it came under the Scandlines banner which incorporated the old railway ferry companies of Sweden, Germany and Denmark.
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007

Uddeholms Aktiebolag

Uddeholms Aktiebolag image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006

Based in Uddevalla, they appear to have been involved principally in iron and steel, chemicals and forestry becoming a limited company in 1970 and operating until 1985. At one stage they had their own ships up until the end of the 1950s which were operated by Sune Tamm of Göteborg. The flag of a blue swallowtail with a narrow white border except at the hoist bore a crown over the yellow letters "UB" which are joined by a dash which is based on the US Navy 1961 [8] portrayal, which could be taken as the conjoined letters "UHB" whereas Brown 1951 [12] and 1958 [13] show a longer and more definitive "dash" I assume that the letters "UB" equate to Uddeholms Bolag" with the latter translating as "Corporation".
Neale Rosanoski, 24 November 2006

Union [Rederi AB Union]

[Union] image by Jarig Bakker, 18 August 2005

Ship S/S Union, built 1883, Struken 1915 ur listorna. Flag: diagonally quartered red and blue.
Jarig Bakker, 18 August 2005

United Tankers A/B

[United Tankers]
image by Jarig Bakker, 7 February 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Gothenburg - white flag; an orange over a blue rectangle, countercharged "U" over "T".
Jarig Bakker, 7 February 2006

üto Rederi A/B

[üto Rederi houseflag] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007

A small ferry company based üto which began in 1994 with the purchase of the last vessel of A/B Kostertrafik. Uses a yellow swallowtail with a broad white horizontal band bearing a blue "U" for which the logo can be seen at with the flag being confirmed as flown on a photo of their vessel "Mysing".
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007