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  • French Line Mediterranean Services
    French Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Name Other Names Built Ville de Bordeaux Saga 1946 French Line CGT Page 1B African Mediterranean Services 1945 60 Ville d Ajaccio 1948 1960 Ville d Ajaccio was built in 1929 for Fraissinet s Marseille Corsica service She passed to CGT on May 1st 1949 when they took over the Corsica services She was replaced by the car ferry Napoleon in 1960 A Societe Editions de France Marseille card of Ville d Ajaccio A Labo Photo Sud Est Marseille card of Ville d Ajaccio Fred Scamaroni 1948 1953 Fred Scamaroni was built in 1923 as Kong Dag for Norway Germany services She was bought by the French government in 1946 to replace war losses on the Corsican services and was operated by Fraissinet She passed to CGT on May 1st 1949 when they took over the Corsican services A Societe Editions de France Marseille card of Fred Scamaroni Cyrnos 1948 1966 Cyrnos was built for Fraissinet in 1929 for their Marseille Corsica overnight service She passed to CGT on May 1st 1949 when they took over the Corsican services Two unidentified cards of Cyrnos An EPI Nice card of Cyrnos in Nice harbour Editions Rene Nice card of Cyrnos at Bastia Editions M C Miramont Bastia card of Cyrnos at Ajaccio G Gandini Marseille card of Cyrnos Commandant Quere 1948 1968 Commandant Quere was built in England in 1948 for the Marseille Corsica service the first new postwar delivery to the Mediterranean fleet The Corsica services passed to CGT from Fraissinet in this year She served on the route until replaced in 1968 This is an official CGT card printed by Estel of Paris An unidentified photographic card of Commandant Quere Ville de Marseille Maroc Ville de Marseille 1948 1968 The Ville de Marseille and her sister Ville de Tunis were both built for the African services out of Marseilles in 1951 Following the successful refitting of Ville d Alger it was decided that Ville de Marseille could be better employed on the Bordeaux Casablanca service and operated on that route from new She was renamed Maroc to suite the new deployment She became too large for this route and in 1956 she reverted to her original name and planned service from Marseille to Algiers She was transferred to Cie Gen Transmediterranee with CGT s other Mediterranean services in 1969 surviving with them until 1973 when she was broken up This is a card of the Ville de Marseille published by M Berjaud of Bordeaux and so I presume it was released when the ship was new before the renaming to Maroc A card as renamed the Maroc also published by M Berjaud of Bordeaux This is an official CGT card of the Ville de Marseille printed by Estel of Paris Postcard of the Ville de Marseille leaving Marseille Sampiero Corso 1951 1967 Sampiero Corso was built for the French government in 1936 but was operated by Fraissinet on their Marseille Corsica mail

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  • French Line Car Ferries
    reasons French blockades of Dunkerque by protesting fishermen inadequate dredging at Ramsgate and the exposed location of Ramsgate amongst others and Nuits St Georges was sold to Middle Eastern owners She served under various names until 1991 when she was wrecked with the loss of over 460 lives Editions La Cigogne card s n 20 999 206 of Fred Scamaroni in CGT colours at Ajaccio Editions La Cigogne card s n 20 033 141 of Fred Scamaroni in CGT colours at Bastia Editions YPA card of Fred Scamaroni in CGT colours at Nice Editions A Rion card s n 94 174 A 21 125 of Fred Scamaroni in CGT colours at Nice Official CGTM card of Fred Scamaroni An enlarged image of the ship is shown below Corse CGT 1966 69 CGTM 1969 76 SNCM 1976 81 Corse entered service in 1966 for CGT on Corsica services In 1969 she was transferred to Cie Gen Transmediterraneenne CGTM along with the other Mediterranean units of the CGT fleet In 1976 she was transferred again to the newly formed SNCM In 1981 Corse was sold to Greek owners and renamed Golden Vergina In 1999 she passed to the Minoan Flying Dolphin subsidiary Hellas Ferries and renamed Express Samina Express Samina was lost with loss of life after hitting some rocks in 2000 Editions CAP card s n A333 of Corse in CGT colours leaving Nice Editions A Rion card s n 94 139 223 of Corse in CGT colours with an enlarged image of the ship shown below Enlarged image of the Corse from the protcard above Editions La Cigogne card s n 20 000 96 of Corse in CGT colours Editions Kalliste Ajaccio postcard of Corse leaving Ile de Beaute Official CGTM card of Corse issued to cover both sisters Corse and Comte de Nice Provence Comte de Nice CGT 1966 69 CGTM 1969 76 SNCM 1976 83 Comte de Nice sister of Corse also entered service in 1966 for CGT on Corsica services She was the last car ferry built for CGT and was launched as the Provence but renamed Comte de Nice before entering service In 1969 she was transferred to Cie Gen Transmediterraneenne CGTM along with the other Mediterranean units of the CGT fleet In 1976 she was transferred again to the newly formed SNCM In 1983 Comte de Nice was sold to Greek owners and renamed Naias II In 1999 she passed to the Minoan Flying Dolphin subsidiary Hellas Ferries and renamed Express Naias Editions La Cigogne card s n 20 000 95 of Comte de Nice in CGT colours The same Editions La Cigogne card s n 20 000 95 of Comte de Nice as shown above reissued to show CGTM colours Editions A Rion card s n 94 7025 of Comte de Nice in SNCM colours at Bonifacio with an enlarged image of the ship shown below Avenir CNM 1967 CGTM 1969 75 Avenir was built in 1967 for Cie de Navigation Mixte CNM operating

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  • French Line Services (pre-1910 ships)
    In 1912 she was transferred to CSA and in 1919 was renamed Alesia In 1923 Alesia was sold for scrapping but went around and lost Official CGT postcard of La Bretagne Postcard of La Bretagne at Le Havre La Champagne 1886 1915 7087gt La Champagne was built for CGT in 1885 As built she had two short funnels and four masts running between Le Havre and New York Original engines were triple expansion giving a speed of 17 5 knots In 1896 La Champagne was converted to quadruple expansion engines and new boilers The height of the funnels was raised and only two masts were retained In 1905 La Champagne was replaced on the New York run by La Savoie La Champagne was given an extra promenade deck and placed on the Mexico run from St Nazaire In 1915 whilst on charter to Sud Atlantique she ran aground approaching St Nazaire and broke her back She was broken up I have no postcards of the ship with four masts before rebuilding in 1896 Official CGT postcards of La Champagne as rebuilt with two funnels and two masts Postcard of La Champagne at Le Havre as rebuilt with two funnels and two masts Postcard of La Champagne at St Nazaire prior to receiving the additional promenade deck Postcard of La Champagne at St Nazaire after receiving the additional promenade deck Postcard described as La Champagne but using the wrong ship Postcards on board La Champagne Postcard of La Champagne wrecked at St Nazaire in 1915 Postcard of La Champagne at Veracruz with the HAPAG steamer Fürst Bismarck Versailles 1889 1914 4247gt Versailles was built in 1881 as the Hammonia of Hamburg America Line She was sold to CGT in 1889 and scrapped in 1914 Postcard of Versailles Marechal Bugeaud 1890 1927

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  • French Line Services Page 4 (1910-1914 ships)
    2 1914 1929 11 953gt later Mexique Puerto Rico 1913 1929 6786gt later Meknes Meknes 1929 1940 6786gt ex Puerto Rico Mexique 1929 1940 11 953gt ex Lafayette 2 Rochambeau 1 1911 1934 12 678gt Venezuéla 2 1912 1920 5 020gt Associated Pages French Line Header Page French Line Page 1A African Mediterranean Services before 1945 French Line Page 1B African Mediterranean Services 1945 1960 French Line Page 2 Mediterranean Car Ferries from 1960 French Line Page 3 Transat Vessels pre 1910 French Line Page 4 Transat Vessels 1910 1914 this page French Line Page 5 Transat Vessels 1914 1930 French Line Page 6 Transat Vessels 1930 1945 French Line Page 7 Transat Vessels 1945 1976 Simplon Postcards Home Page CGT Part 4 Espagne 1910 1934 11 155gt The Espagne entered service in October 1910 on the St Nazaire West Indies Vera Cruz route Between 1912 and 1915 she also operated services to New York In 1920 Espagne re entered service on the Caribbean route She was withdrawn in 1932 and scrapped in 1934 CGT official postcard of Espagne Postcard of Espagne at St Nazaire Rochambeau 1 1911 1934 12 678gt Rochambeau 1 was built for CGT in 1911 and was scrapped in 1934 Official CGT postcard of Rochambeau 1 Venezuéla 2 1911 1920 5 020gt Venezuéla was built in 1905 as the Brasile of Italian company La Veloce In 1912 she was purchased by CGT from La Veloce and renamed Venezuéla In 1920 she arn ashore and was wrecked at Casablanca Postcard of Venezuéla in a storm France 2 1912 1935 23 666gt A complete history of this ship is available on this link CGT official postcard of France 2 Postcard of France 2 at Le Havre Postcard of France 2 at Le Havre Postcard of France 2 at

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  • French Line Services Page 5 (1914-1930 ships)
    5 Transat Vessels 1914 1930 this page French Line Page 6 Transat Vessels 1930 1945 French Line Page 7 Transat Vessels 1945 1976 French Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Table of Ship Histories Name Other Names Built De Grasse Empress of Australia Venezuela 1924 CGT Fleet List Part 5 1914 1930 Haiti 1914 1919 6 288gt Marrakech 1919 1951 Postcard as Haiti Postcard as Marrakech Figuig 1915 1934 3 655gt Figuig was built as the Grantala for the Adelaide SS Co in 1903 In 1915 she was purchased by CGT s British subsidiary and was transferred to CGT in 1920 Figuig was scrapped in 1934 Postcard of Figuig at Bordeaux Jacques Cartier 1 1918 1929 8 379gt Winnepeg 1929 1941 Jacques Cartier 1 was built for CGT in 1918 In 1929 she was renamed Winnepeg In 1941 Winnepeg was captured by the Allies and entered service with the MOTW but was torpedoed and sunk the following year in the Atlantic Leopoldina 1919 1923 11948gt Suffren 1923 29 Leopoldina was built as the Bluecher of Hamburg America Line in 1902 She was passed to CGT as war reparation in 1919 and renamed Leopoldina She was renamed Suffren in 1923 and scrapped in 1929 Postcard of Leopoldina at St Nazaire Macoris 1920 1935 5 879gt Macoris was built in 1902 as the Bergermeister of Deutsche Ost Afrika Line She was ceded to France in 1919 as a war reparation and entered service with CGT in 1920 as the Macoris She was scrapped in 1935 Postcard of the Macoris in CGT service Paris 1921 39 34 569gt Paris was destroyed by fire at le Havre in 1939 the remains were scrapped in 1947 A complete history of this ship is available on this link CGT official postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Postcard of Paris Cuba 1923 40 11 337gt Cuba entered service in May 1923 on the St Nazaire West Indies Vera Cruz route She was intercepted by a British warship in 1940 and used as a transport under Cunard management She was torpedoed and sunk by a U boat in 1945 CGT official postcard of Cuba Postcard of Cuba De Grasse I 1924 40 1947 53 17 759gt De Grasse was laid down as Suffren but renamed during a lengthy 4 year building period at Cammell Laird Co Birkenhead she operated on the CGT le Havre New York service until 1940 when seized by the Germans She was sunk by gunfire at Bordeaux on August 30th 1944 De Grasse was raised and refitted re entering service with CGT on her old route in 1945 She was transferred to the Caribbean service in 1952 and sold to Canadian Pacific as their Empress of Australia in 1953 The Empress of Australia was bought by Grimaldi SIOSA in 1956 Following rebuilding for their Italy West Indies Venezuela service her passenger capacity increased

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  • French Line Services Page 5 (1914-1930 ships)
    1910 French Line Page 4 Transat Vessels 1910 1914 French Line Page 5 Transat Vessels 1914 1930 French Line Page 6 Transat Vessels 1930 1945 this page French Line Page 7 Transat Vessels 1945 1976 French Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Table of Ship Histories to be added CGT Fleet List Part 6 1930 1945 Washington 1930 1938 8 062gt Washington entered service for CGT in 1930 on their North Pacific service She could carry 58 1st and 102 2nd class passengers In 1938 she was swapped with the Indochinois of Messageries Maritimes becoming their Sagittaire She was sold in 1954 and scrapped in 1959 CGT official postcard of Washington Lafayette 3 1930 1938 25 178gt Lafayette 3 was burnt out at le Havre in 1938 A complete history of this ship is available on this link CGT official postcard of Lafayette 3 Postcard of Lafayette 3 Postcard of Lafayette 3 at Le Havre Postcard of Lafayette 3 at Le Havre Postcard of Lafayette 3 cruising in the Norwegian fjords Colombie 2 1931 1964 13 391gt Colombie was built for CGT in 1931 for service on their Havre West Indies route She was also used for cruising She was built in Dunkerque and originally had two funnels Colombie was 488ft long of 13391grt and carried 201 1st 146 2nd and 144 3rd class passengers She served as an armed merchant cruiser for the French then later as troopship and hospital ship for the USA in WW2 After a substantial rebuilding and the replacement of her two funnels with a single more modern design Colombie returned to service on her original Havre West Indies route in 1950 She was sold to Typaldos Lines in 1964 as their Atlantica but this second life was cut short when Typaldos became bankrupt in

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  • Flandre of French Line - Ocean Liner Postcards (later Princess Carla, Carla Costa and Pallas Athena).
    finally transferred to her designed route French Line official card of Flandre showing her as delivered with a black hull French Line official card of Flandre French Line official card of Flandre French Line official card of Flandre French Line official card of Flandre Princess Carla Princess Cruises Charter 1968 70 This ship was originally the French Line s Flandre of 1951 Designed to operate on services to the Caribbean she was modified during construction for services between le Havre and New York She was not a successful ship with CGT suffering boiler and turbine problems In 1963 her hull was painted white and she switched to the West Indies service for which she was designed Her last voyage was in January 1968 when she was bought by Costa Line and renamed Carla C After a very major conversion she was handed over to Costa Line service in November 1968 However they had already chartered her to Princess Cruises so she entered service with their colours from Los Angeles being the first Princess Cruises ship to display the now famous logo on the funnel Although marketed as Princess Carla her official name remained Carla C throughout Princess Cruises card of Carla C Princess Carla Princess Cruises card of Carla C Princess Carla Carla C Costa 1970 84 In 1970 after the loss of Costa s Fulvia the Princess Cruises charter was cancelled and Carla C finally received Costa colours as shown in the three cards below She operated Caribbean cruises until 1974 when boiler problems prompted Costa to re engine her with diesels Carla C then returned to Caribbean cruises She received another major refit in 1984 but was sold to Epirotiki in 1992 becomming the Pallas Athena Her life with them was short since she was destroyed by fire

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  • France (2) - French Line -CGT (1912-35) Ocean Liner Postcards
    African Mediterranean Services up to 1945 French Line Page 1B African Mediterranean Services 1945 1960 French Line Page 2 Mediterranean Car Ferries from 1960 French Line Page 3 Transat Vessels pre 1910 French Line Page 4 Transat Vessels 1910 1914 French Line Page 5 Transat Vessels 1914 1930 French Line Page 6 Transat Vessels 1930 1945 French Line Page 7 Transat Vessels 1945 1976 French Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home

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