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image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 
Blue flag, white eagle.
Jarig Bakker, 24 December 2004
Bergen - white flag, blue shortened saltire
Jarig Bakker, 22 January 2004
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels 
#28 - White flag, blue cross; in center blue
diamond, white 5-pointed star.
Jarig Bakker, 28 December 2004
Colours obviously would help, but my impression is a dark cross on a lighter
field and ditto star. This would count out El Grupo Arisona. Anders
Jahre does fit the bill with its white field and star and blue cross. Although
the central form is shown here as a diamond compared with the circle at the
fesse point as shown on the bowl, please keep in mind that we are dealing with
small images in most cases and I know from my experience, since I deal in small
images, that it is next to impossible at times to clearly differentiate bewteen
drawing a circle and a diamond when filling in the small area which is
available. Most sources show a circle, sometimes making it clear by narrowing
the width of the cross and by having a larger circle as a result and thus the
curve of the sides are readily apparent (such as in Brown 1982 and 1995).
On the other hand the cap badge in collectors corner clearly shows the straight sides of a diamond. Perhaps that was for ease of manufacture. I attach two images. The cap badge (1) and another website image of the flag which is more in line with bowl image (2). The 2nd appears, to me, to have a circle at the centre. But if I keep looking at it am I so sure?
Overall, on the information available, I favour Jahre, for what that is worth.
Neale Rosanoski, 29 January 2011
I then dug around a bit on the
Jahre line website and came up with this ship information and image. I think
that clinches it as a circle. In fact, from the shadings on that image, I'd
hazard the image was based on the bowl, or vice versa.
Rob Raeside, 30 January 2011
Bergen - horizontal blue white - blue flag; in
center of white something like "SAL" in blue.
Jarig Bakker, 25 October 2005
image by Jan Oskar Engene, 10 July 2005
House flag: Diagonally red over blue from lower hoist to upper fly with a
white W in the centre.
Jan Oskar Engene, 10 July 2005
Image as depiced in Brown's Flags
image by Jarig Bakker, 12 September 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 
Oslo - per fly-diagonal red over blue, in center white "W".
Jarig Bakker, 12 September 2005