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Kosan Tankers A/S (Copenhagen)

[Flag of Kosan Tankers A/S] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

Blue flag with a yellow square diamond charged with a blue T in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 15 September 2002


Langeland-Kiel Linien (Bagenkop)

[Flag of Langeland-Kiel Linien] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

White flag with L~K in black, underlined in green. Bagenkop is located in the south of the island of Langeland. This isalnd is located between the islands of Fyn (Fionia) and Lolland, and is separated from Kiel, the capital city of Schleswig-Holstein, by the Kiel Bay (Kieler Bucht).
Ivan Sache, 15 September 2002

[Flag of Langeland-Kiel Linien] image by Michael Wilson

Langeland-Kiel Linien. This appears to be the later flag, also shown by Brown 1995, However Josef also shows a second flag of white with the black letters "L" and "K" on either side of a short black line which fits a 1975 description of the funnel marking. The company, formed in 1965, sold its last vessel in 1998.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004


Knud I. Larsen

[Flag of Knud I. Larsen] image by Jarig Bakker, 29 November 2005

Knud I. Larsen, Copenhagen - blue flag, red "KiL".
Source: Loughran (1995)
Jarig Bakker
, 29 November 2005


J. Lauritzen

[Flag of J. Lauritzen]  image by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

based on Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963

J. Lauritzen, Esbjerg. Flag: 2:3 red, green hoist and fly triangles, both approximately 80 degrees, centered on the flag a white bar, 1/3rd of the flag's depth long, and 1/3rd of the bar's length wide. This company has a whole history of flags, I believe, one or more flags like these among them. I made some notes on this last year. At that time this company was still active and its flag still flew from the Copenhagen waterfront.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 20 October 2003

J. Lauritzen. According to Loughran (1979) the 2nd version with letters was adopted in 1974 and ships on the polar run were then entitled to use the United Nations flag as a stem jack.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004

[Flag of J. Lauritzen] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

Red flag with a trapezoidal swallow tail, a green trapezoid placed along the hoist, a thin white rectangular stripe between the green trapezoid and the fly, and the white letters JS placed above and beneath the white stripe, respectively. This a slightly different Lauritzen's houseflag from that above. There are no letters on it and the flag is made rectangular and symmetrical by adding a green trapezoidal along the fly. That flag is dated 1963.
Source: Joseph Nüsse website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2002

[Flag of J. Lauritzen] image by James Dignan, 9 October 2003

Source: "The dumpy book of ships and the sea" (ed. Henry Sampson, published by Sampson Low, London, circa 1957).  This rendition is similar to that in Harnack (1938).
Jarig Bakker, 9 October 2003

[Flag of J. Lauritzen] image located by Jan Mertens, 24 January 2008

based on: http://www.24flotilla.com/A11/siluetas/navieras/navieras%203.JPG

The 24.flotilla.com website shows this flag with a startling difference as to the size of the white field.
Jan Mertens, 24 January 2008


Lauritzen Kosan Tankers A/B

[Flag of Lauritzen Kosan Tankers A/B] image by Jarig Bakker, 14 February 2006

Lauritzen Kosan Tankers A/B, Copenhagen - blue flag, yellow diamond, blue "K".
Source: Loughran (1995)
Jarig Bakker, 14 February 2006


Peter Madsen Rederi AS

[Flag of Peter Madsen Rederi AS] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

Peter Madsen Rederi AS (Hojbjerg, Denmark) - Diagonally divided white and blue with "PM". The company was founded in 1954 in Hojbjerg.
http://www.peter-madsen.dk/

Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2003


Marius Nielsen & Son

[Flag of Marius Nielsen & Son]  image by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

based on Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963


Mols-Linien A/S (Ebeltoft)

[Flag of Mols-Linien A/S] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

Blue flag with a white snow flake-like emblem in the middle, with eight rays
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2002

These days, they seem to be using another logo (they may have merged with someone..), as seen on http://www.mols-linien.dk/ I think the snow flake emblem has to do with their (former?) engagement with DIFKO, an investment company.
Ole Andersen, 16 November 2002

[Flag of Mols-Linien A/S] image by Michael Wilson

Mols-Linien A/S. An earlier flag is shown by Brown 1978 which shows the influence of then owners DFDS A/S, being blue with a white cross paty charged with a red "M". In 1984 they were taken over by J. Lauritzen who in turn sold them in 1988 to DIFKO. The flag referred to Ole of blue with a white diamond frame and a logo of golden parallel diagonal panels [see below] has been seen on the Josef Nüsse site. DIFKO are still the owners although Scandlines A.G. took a 40% interest in 1999.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004

[Flag of Mols-Linien A/S] image by Michael Wilson


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