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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (21)

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Veritas Tankers

image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 February 2011

Veritas Tankers is a small Swedish shipping company situated at Donsö near Gothenburg. Website (English).
"Rederi AB Veritas tankers is a family business owned by Anders [Johnsson], Ove [Johnsson] and Inga-Lena [Sörenssen]. (...) The company started 1983 at Donsö Island but with its origin in the bunkering trade."
The firm operates three chemical tankers, for details see ‘Vessels’ (upper menu): these ships fly the Swedish flag and sail currently under a time charter.
The house flag as it appears on above site: white field bearing blue initials ‘T’ above ‘V’, the latter much larger and enclosing the former (no serifs).
The flag is apparently flying on ‘Anista’ (next to the Finnish flag) as seen on this Shipspotting page:
Photo detail. The house flag also appears on the ships’ funnels.
Jan Mertens, 11 January 2011

image by Jan Mertens, 23 June 2011

A table flag of Veritas Tankers shown on Josef Nüsse’s revamped site includes small initials "AB" representing the Swedish equivalent of "Ltd" (Aktiebolag), see "Schweden" first item of last but one row:
This variant might be the right one in real life - the photo I sent on 11 Jan 2011 was inconclusive and the flagoid shown on the company site. Hopefully a good photo will show up one day, at the moment we do not really know. In the meantime, this image taken from above site (LUOP).
Jan Mertens, 23 June 2011

Walhall (Winck)
[Rederi AB Walhall (Winck)]

[Walhall] image by Jarig Bakker, 16 August 2005

ship M/S I.W. Wick (completely beflagged - built 1951, stranded 1974 near Benghazi ended up as a complete wreck) - flag: blue, white "W".
Jarig Bakker, 16 August 2005

First shown in by Brown 1929 [10] for Carl W. Winck who operated as Rederi A/B Walhall being succeeded post WW2 by Helge W. Winck, who also operated briefly the Rederi A/B Wanadis, before ceasing operations around 1970. The quoted vessel "I,H. Winck" was sold in 1954 being replaced by another of the same name in 1955.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 September 2006

Waxholms Ångfartygs AB

[Waxholms Ångfartygs AB] image by Jorge Candeias

Waxholms Ångfartygs AB (Sweden) - Vertically divided swallowtail, yellow and blue with a large, massive, black "W" over all.
Jorge Candeias, 28 March 2001

This company has passenger lines from Stockholm out in the archipelago, e.g. to the town of Vaxholm, which used to be spelled "Waxholm". A short form of the company's name is Waxholmsbolaget.
Elias Granqvist, 29 March 2001

Second version
[Waxholms Ångfartygs AB] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 25 September 2006

Collectors Corner flag badges show the version given by Jorge plus a second as an "aldre version" which shows a smaller yellow area and letter.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 September 2006

White Star Line

White Star Line image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 October 2007

According to Collectors Corner there was such a company based Stockholm but so far I have not managed to trace it. Possibly it was a trade name based on the flag from the cap badge of a blue swallowtail bearing a white star.
Neale Rosanoski, 8 June 2007

Wicanders Rederi AB

[Wicanders] image by Jarig Bakker, 16 August 2005

ship: Ymer, built 1896, Upphuggen 1926 in England; flag: white, in the canton the Swedish flag; in the fly blue "W".
Jarig Bakker, 18 August 2005

Formed 1896 by Wicanders Korkfabriker to transport their raw materials and finished products, the fleet was taken over in January 1913 by Stockholms Rederi AB Svea.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 September 2006

Wirens Rederi A/B

[Wirens] image by Jarig Bakker 26 November 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [4]

Pitea - blue flag, white italic "W".
Jarig Bakker, 26 November 2005

other flags for Wirena Rederi
[Wirens Rederi] [Wirens Rederi] [Wirens Rederi]
images contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 25 September 2006

This company apparently began operations around 1900 being involved in tugs and barges. As well as the blue flag shown by Jarig the Nüsse site [5] shows a table flag also of blue but with the "W" gold and the flag having a narrow gold border [w98a above]. Two cap badges on the Collectors Corner site also vary. One shows black with a yellow "W" [w181 above] though as this seems to be more the sewing on of the basic design onto black cloth which also shows as a background, I find it suspect. However the 2nd appears likely showing a horizontal bicolor of black over yellow with the "W" counterchanged [w182 above]. The slight difference in title refers to their tug activities. There appears to have been a change of emblem going by the funnel designs occurring at least by 2004 with possibly the new logo meant to be a very stylized "W". The company itself is still operating but in 2005 it set up Marine Carrier A/B through which its shipping activities are run. It also uses the new logo on its funnels but nothing is known of any new flag.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 September 2006