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Compagnie Africaine de Navigation

Compagnie Africaine de Navigation was a shipping company created after World War 1 in 1920 by the same holding company who owns Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo to fill the gap left behind by the withdraw of the the German Shipping companies, especially the Deutsche Ost-Afrika-Linie (Woermann Line) for a freight service from Antwerp to Africa. In 1929 the CAN was absorbed by the Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo after a major reorganisation. In 1930 when Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo took over Lloyd Royal Belge the company was restyled as CMB (Compagnie Martime Belge).

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and Ted Finch for their assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Routes:

  • Antwerp - Africa
  • Antwerp Matadi

Funnel:
Yellow with broad white band bordered by two narrow red bands.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Kabalo 1917 built by C. Connell & Co. Ltd, Glasgow | ex- War Myrtle built for The Shipping Controller, ex- Caladonier, 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Kabalo, 1929 transferred to CMBC, 1940 shelled and sunk by Italian submarine Commandante Alfredo Cappellini. 5,161
Kabinda 1917 built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast | ex- War Shamrock built for The Shipping Controller, ex- Belgier 1919, 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Kabinda, 1929 transferred to CMBC, 1939 wrecked on Goodwin Sands. 5,174
Kambole / Kambove 1918 built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow | ex- War Aryan, tanker built for The Shipping Controller, ex- Nervier 1919, 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed renamed Kambole*, 1929 to CMBC not renamed, 1938 sold to Marino Querci, Genoa renamed Marzocco, 1940 seized in North Sea and brought into Sunderland, 1940 wrecked near Peterhead, used as blockship at Scapa Flow.
* In boek van CMB wordt over Kambove gesproken.
5,393
Kasongo 1918 built by A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow | ex- War Hunter, tanker built for The Shipping Controller, ex- Trevier 1919, 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Kasongo, 1929 to CMBC not renamed, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-47. 5,222
Katanga 1917 built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend on Tyne and Sunderland | ex- War Daffodil built for The Shipping Controller, ex- Keltier 1919, 1926 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Katanga, 1929 to CMBC not renamed, 1949 sold to E.Szabados, Venice renamed Paola II, 1955 sold to Angelo Ravano, Genoa renamed Varenna 1957 sold to Raffaele Romano, Naples, 1958 scrapped at La Spezia. 5,199
Kinshasa 1909 built by W. Harkess & Son, Middlesbrough | ex- Uromi built for Elder Dempster, ex- Kinshasa 1922 for CMBC, 1922 transferred to CAN not renamed, 1925 returned to Elder Dempster, renamed Uromi, 1936 scuttled off Lagos. 941
Madimba 1919 built by Teikiku St. Sh., Harima | 1920 transferred from CMBC not renamed, 1921 lost in collision. 3,568
Makala 1919 built by Shanghai Dock & Engineering Co. Ltd., Shanghai | ex- War Diadem laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed as Panagis for Greece owners, ex- European 1924, 1927 purchased from European Shipping Co. (A.Rappoport) London renamed Makala, 1929 transferred to CMBC, 1938 sold to "Tirrenia" S.A.di Nav, Fiume renamed Giovanni Boccaccio, 1943 seized by Germany, 1943 torpedoed by British submarine HMS Sickle in Gulf of Salamina, beached, total loss. 3,116
Mambika 1920 built by Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow | Ex- War River laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed as Asier, 1925 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Mambika, 1930 transferred to CMBC, 1937 sold to Stanhope SS Co. (J.A.Billmeir & Co.), London renamed Stanmore, 1937 sold to Cie France Navigation, Bordeaux renamed Guilvinec, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by British submarine HMS Tigris off Cape Ferrat. 3,014
Mampoko 1919 built by Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow | ex- War Breaker laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed Tongrier,1926 sold to CMBC renamed Mampoko, 1927 transferred to CAN not renamed, 1930 reverted to CMB, 1934 sold to Italy renamed Alfredo Oriani, 1937 sold not renamed, 1941 during bombing by airplanes. 3,105
Maniema 1919 built by Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow | ex- War Delta laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed as Algerier, 1925 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Maniema, 1929 transferred to CMBC, 1937 sold to China renamed Wan Shun, 1938 sold to Japan renamed Kenkoku Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by American submarine USS Rasher. 3,026
Maringa 1919 built by Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow | ex- War Ripple laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed as Rogier, 1926 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Maringa, 1929 to CMBC not renamed, 1934 sold to Italy renamed Foscolo, 1940 bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Zeebrugge. 3,108
Matadi 1919 built by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland | ex- War Ravine laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed as Matadi for Elder Dempster, Liverpool, 1921 transferred not renamed, 1929 to CMBC not renamed, 1937 sold to Greece, renamed Lyras, 1937 sold to France renamed Brestois, 1942 seized by Italians renamed Vercelli, 1943 bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft near Bizerta. 3,097
Mateba 1919 built by W. Dobson & Co. Ltd, Walker on Tyne | ex- War Crater laid down for The Shipping Controller but completed as Mateba for Elder Dempster, Liverpool, 1929 to CMBC not renamed, 1937 sold to Cie. Delmas Vieljeux, France, renamed Maurice Delmas, 1942 seized by Italians renamed Modica, 1943 sunk in Allied air raid at Naples, 1947 salvaged, repaired back in service, 1960 scrapped. 2,955
Mayumbe 1917 built by Uraga Dockyard, Uraga | 1920 transferred from CMBC not renamed, 1928 sold. 6,820

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