Compagnie Nationale de Navigation
Compagnie Nationale de Navigation was founded 1879 to provide services between Marseilles and
French Indo-China. In 1886 they commenced Marseilles - Naples - New York sailings with
occasional calls at other Mediterranean ports. Between 1887 and 1891 they also made several
sailings to South America. The New York service continued irregularly until 1896 when they
withdrew the service. The company ceased trading in 1904.
Many thanks to Ted Finch for his 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
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||Years in Service
|| 1904 sold to Messageries Maritimes not renamed, 1914 scrapped.
||1902 sold to Nicolas Paquet renamed Bithynie, 1906 scrapped.
||1898 sold to Caillol et St Pierre renamed Pierre Le Grand,
||1904 sold to Messageries Maritimes not renamed, 1906 ashore
in fog at Poulo Condore, total loss.
||1899 sold to Caillol et St Pierre, renamed Alexander III,
||1900 sold to Chilean owners not renamed, 1902 wrecked.
||Launched as Celebes but completed as Chodoc, 1904 sold to
Chargeurs Reunis not renamed, 1905
wrecked at Gardafui, Somalia.
||1885 ran aground and lost near Rangoon.
||Ordered as Chantaboum, launched as Ceylon but completed
as Cholon, 1904 sold to Chargeurs Reunis not renamed, 1911 renamed Tchad,
|| ex- Shevington, 1882 purchased from England and
renamed Cochin, 1883 sunk in collision with Clan Drummond near Calcutta.
||1904 sold to Messageries Maritimes not renamed, 1910 disabled
by typhoon and towed to Tourane, condemned and scrapped.
||1895 destroyed by fire at Marseilles.
||ex- Hindoustan, 1886 purchased from Cie Maurice et Reunion,
1898 sold to British owners not renamed, 1901 sold to Japan renamed Musashino
Maru, 1905 wrecked.
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