FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

LOCALITY

   
TheShipsList Home Page Search the Passenger Lists Search Ship Company Fleet Lists Ship Descriptions and Voyage Histories  
Find Pictures of Ships, Ports, Immigration Stations
Find Diagrams & Photographs Ships' RiggingSearch Ship Arrivals from Newspapers &c
             
 
Search Marriages at Sea, British Ships
Search Numerous Files for Famine Emigrants, 1847Find Reports & Lists of Ship Wrecks Search 1862 Lists & Shipping Information Search Immigration & Ship Related Off-site Links              
Diaries & Journals | Immigration Reports | Illustrated London News | Trivia | Frequently Asked Questions
 

The Fleets

PosterCompagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) / Compagnie Maritime Belge du Congo

Formed in 1895 as the Compagnie Maritime Belge du Congo to operate passenger and cargo services to the Belgian Congo. Until 1930 routes were confined to the Belgium - Congo service but in 1930 Lloyd Royal Belge was taken over, the company name changed to Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) and services were started to North and South America and the Far East. Most of the fleet was lost during the second world war, but quickly replaced after the war. In 1960 the Belgian company Armament Deppe was taken over and container shipping replaced traditional services. The company still trades from Antwerp, but only as a cargo company.

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 a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Ship pictures at Bateaux de la Compagnie maritime belge

 

Funnel:
Buff

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Albertville (1) 1896 1898 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Jebba. 3,953
Albertville (2) 1898 1905 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Aro. 3,805
Albertville (3) 1906 1910 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Elmina. 4,793
Albertville (4) 1912 1923 sold to Cia. Nacional de Nav., Lisbon renamed Angola. 7,745
Albertville (5) 1928 1930 transferred from Cie. Maritime Belge du Congo to CMB, 1937 rebuilt to 11,047 tons, 1940 bombed and sunk off Le Havre. 10,629
Albertville (6) 1948 1973 scrapped. 10,901
Alex. van Opstal (1) 1937 1939 mined and sunk near Shambles lightship. 5,833
Alex. van Opstal (2) 1942 built as Kanonier for CMB, seized by Germans on completion as training ship, 1945 returned to owners renamed Alex. van Opstal, 1959 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Bled. 7,605
Anversville (1) 1899 1906 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Dakar. 4,080
Anversville (2) 1912 1938 scrapped. 8,400
Armand Grisar 1941 seized by Germans while building but scuttled in 1944 still incomplete. 1945 refloated and completed. 1959 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Bovec. 7,537
Astrida 1929 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1945 sank near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 3,405
Baudouinville 1939 1940 seized by Germany as Hospital ship, 1941 renamed Lindau, 1943 accommodation ship, 1944 scuttled at Nantes, later raised and scrapped. 13,517
Belgian Airman 1942 ex- Empire Ballantyne, 1942 transferred from MOWT, London renamed Belgian Airman, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by U.879 off Chesapeake, Md. 6,880
Belgian Fighter 1941 ex- Empire Lapwing, 1942 transferred from MOWT, London renamed Belgian Fighter, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.68 in South Atlantic. 5,300
Bolivier 1920 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1932 sold to Industrie Navali S.A., Genoa renamed Traviata. 4,953
Bruxellesville (1) 1898 1901 sold to Woermann Line, Hamburg renamed Alexandra Woermann. 3,900
Bruxellesville (2) 1904 ex- Zungeru, 1906 purchased from Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Bruxellesville, 1909 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., reverted to Zungeru. 4,075
Bruxellesville (3) 1908 1912 sold to Empreza Nacional de Nav., Lisbon renamed Moçambique. 5,771
Burckel 1944 ex- Poland Victory, 1965 sold to United Transoceanic Shipping Corp, Liberia renamed Hongkong Banner. 7,658
Capitaine Biebuyck 1942 ex- Belgian Sailor, 1946 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Biebuyck, 1958 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Kastav. 6,914
Capitaine Costermans 1944 ex- Belgian Tenacity, 1947 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Costermans, 1960 sold to Soc. per Azioni di Nav, Genoa renamed Sudaliseo. 7,069
Capitaine Frankignoul 1943 ex- Belgian Dynasty, 1947 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Frankignoul, 1959 sold to Ausonia di Nav di Fratelli Ravano, Genoa renamed Honestas. 7,069
Capitaine Heusers 1945 ex- Belgian Equality, 1946 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Heusers, 1962 sold to Lebanon renamed St. Demetrius. 7,091
Capitaine Lambe 1942 ex- Belgian Captain, 1946 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Lambe, 1960 sold to Mullion & Co., Hong Kong renamed Ardee. 6,809
Capitaine Limbor 1945 ex- Belgian Amity, 1946 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Limbor, 1962 sold to Panama renamed Capitaine. 7,115
Capitaine Paret 1943 ex- Belgian Crew, 1946 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Paret, 1960 sold to Mullion & Co., Hong Kong renamed Ardenode. 6,983
Capitaine Potie 1922 ex- Belgian Freighter, 1946 purchased from Belgian Government renamed Capitaine Potie, 1948 sold to Congar Cia. Genovese d'Armamento, Genoa renamed Genova. 7,897
Carlier 1915 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German aircraft in position 36.13N 00.05W. 7,217
Caucasier 1911 ex- Sydney (Deutsch Australische Line), 1921 war reparations, renamed Caucasier by Lloyd Royal Belge, 1930 taken over with LRB, 1933 scrapped. 5,852
Copacabana 1938 1958 sold to East Germany renamed Theodor Korner. 7,380
Eglantier 1918 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1939 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Sreca. 5,194
Elisabethville (1) 1910 1917 torpedoed and sunk by UC.71 near Belle Ile on voyage Matadi to Hull. 7,017
Elisabethville (2) 1921 1930 transferred from Cie. Belge Maritime du Congo, 1947 sold to MOWT, London (managed by Lamport & Holt Line) renamed Empire Bure. 8,300
Elzasier 1918 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1932 sold to Mare Nostrum S.A. di Nav., Genoa renamed Humanitas. 5,059
Emile Francqui 1929 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.664 in North Atlantic. 5,783
Gallier 1917 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1933 sold to Cie.Baltique-Ocean Mediterranee, Havre renamed Baltique. 5,031
Gouverneur Galopin 1946 1960 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Bohinj. 7,766
Grenadier 1920 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1930 sold to Antonio Larrea Sarasola, Bilbao renamed Anton. 3,048
Henri Jaspar 1929 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1953 sold to Trade Winds Corp, Liberia renamed Trade Winds. 5,719
Indier 1918 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U.74 in North Atlantic. 5,257
Jean Jadot 1929 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.453 off Cap Tenes. 5,783
Joséphine Charlotte 1929 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1940 mined and sunk in English Channel. 3,293
Kabalo 1917 ex- Caladonier, 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Kabalo, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1940 shelled and sunk by Italian submarine COMMANDANTE ALFREDO CAPPELLINI in Atlantic. 5,051
Kabinda 1917 ex- Belgier , 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Kabinda, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1939 stranded and capsized on Goodwin Sands. 5,051
Kambove 1918 ex- Nervier , 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Kambove, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1938 sold to Marino Querci, Genoa renamed Marzocco. 5,142
Kasongo 1918 ex- Trevier, 1927 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Kasongo, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U.47 in Atlantic. 5,112
Katanga 1917 ex- Keltier, 1926 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Katanga, 1930 taken over by CMB, 1949 sold to E. Szabados, Venice renamed Paola II. 5,052
Kinshasa 1909 ex- Uromi, 1922 purchased from Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Kinshasa, 1925 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., reverted to Uromi. 941
Leopoldville (1) 1895 1896 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Biafra. 2,500
Leopoldville (2) 1897 1901 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Sekondi. 3,963
Leopoldville (3) 1904 1908 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Landana. 4,152
Leopoldville (4) 1908 1914 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Abinsi. 6,327
Leopoldville (5) 1930 1930 transferred from Cie. Maritime Belge du Congo, 1937 rebuilt to 11,509 tons, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by U.486 in English Channel with U.S. troops. 11,256
Leopoldville (6) 1948 1967 sold to Cie. Mar Congolaise, Matadi renamed P. E. Lumumba. 10,901
Londonier 1919 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1939 sold to Agencia Maritima Colon, Panama renamed Illenao. 5,216
Macedonier 1921 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1940 torpedoed and sunk by U.96 in Atlantic. 5,136
Madimba 1919 ex- Ikoma Maru, 1920 purchased from Teikoku Kisen K.K., Harima by Cie. de Nav. Africaine, Antwerp. 1921 sunk in collision with s/s ITALIER near Ruytingen lightship. 1,921
Mafuta 1920 ex- Ronald, 1940 purchased from A/S Hektor, Tonsberg renamed Mafuta, 1948 sold to Spermacet Whaling Co., Panama renamed Jarama. 6,253
Mahagi 1928 1930 transferred from Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp, 1938 sold to Cie. Delmas-Vieljeux, La Rochelle renamed Cornouaille. 3,303
Makala 1919 ex- European, 1927 purchased from European Shipping Co., London by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Makala, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1938 sold to Tirrenia S.A di Nav, Fiume renamed Giovanni Boccaccio. 3,064
Mambika 1920 ex- Asier, 1925 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Mambika, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1937 sold to Stanhope SS Co., London renamed Stanmore. 3,014
Mampoko 1918 ex- Tongrier, 1926 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Belge Maritime du Congo renamed Mampoko, 1927 transferred to Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1934 sold to Adria S.A. di Nav. Marittima, Fiume renamed Alfredo Oriani. 3,054
Maniema 1920 ex- Algerier, 1925 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp renamed Maniema, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1937 sold to Hsu Yi Nien, Chefoo renamed Wan Shun. 3,026
Mar del Plata 1938 1940 seized by Germans as transport ship, 1945 returned to owners, 1958 sold to East Germany renamed Heinrich Heine. 7,380
Maringa 1919 ex- Rogier, 1926 purchased from Lloyd Royal Belge by Cie. Belge Maritime du Congo renamed Maringa, 1927 transferred to Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1934 sold to Adria S.A. di Nav. Marittima, Fiume renamed Foscolo. 3,016
Matadi 1919 1921 purchased from Elder, Dempster & Co., by Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1937 sold to Lyras & Co., Piraeus renamed Lyras N. 3,055
Mateba 1919 1921 purchased from Elder, Dempster & Co., by Cie. Africaine de Nav, Antwerp, 1930 transferred to CMB, 1937 sold to Cie. Delmas-Vieljeux, La Rochelle renamed Maurice Delmas. 2,864
Mayumbe (1) 1917 ex- Yoshida Maru No.2, 1920 purchased from Yamashita Kisen K.K., Kobe renamed Mayumbe, 1928 sold to Cie. des Bateaux a Vap. du Nord, Dunkirk renamed Tunisie. 4,193
Mayumbe (2) 1929 1930 transferred from Cie. Africaine de Nav., Antwerp, 1939 sold to Adriatica S.A/ di Nav, Venice renamed Bosforo. 3,538
Menapier 1917 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1933 sold to Soc. Commerciale de Maritime Vlasov, Syra, Greece renamed Boris. 5,039
Mercier 1915 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U.204 in North Atlantic. 7,816
Moanda 1937 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.167 in Atlantic. 4,511
Mobeka 1937 1942 stranded in Mull of Kintyre. 5,806
Moero 1937 1940 seized by Germans as naval transport ship, 1944 bombed and sunk off Reval by Russian aircraft. 5,806
Mokambo 1938 1943 torpedoed by U.515 off West Africa, towed to Freetown but sank in harbour. 4,878
Olympier 1920 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1941 bombed and sunk in Atlantic. 5,174
Patagonier 1918 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1932 sold to A. Andreatos, Argostoli, Greece renamed Perseus. 5,045
Persier 1918 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by U.1017 in English Channel. 5,232
Philippeville 1899 1906 sold to Elder, Dempster & Co., renamed Mandingo. 4,100
Pionier 1919 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1939 sold to Agencia Maritima Carmar, Panama renamed Carmar. 5,095
Piriapolis 1938 1940 bombed and sunk in Le Havre Roads. 7,380
President Cattier 1941 built as Atlantier for CMB, 1941 seized by Germans, 1943 renamed Askari as target training ship, 1945 returned to owners renamed President Cattier, 1964 sold to Philippines renamed President Quezon. 4,815
Stanleyville (1) 1899 ex- Elfreda, 1900 purchased from Elder Dempster & Co., renamed Stanleyville, 1902 wrecked at Axim, Gold Coast. 4,081
Stanleyville (2) 1920 ex- Ekari, 1926 purchased from Elder Dempster & Co., renamed Stanleyville, 1933 scrapped. 6,612
Steenstraete 1945 ex- Westminster Victory, 1965 sold to United Transoceanic Shipping Corp, Liberia renamed Hongkong Amber. 7,658
Suevier 1920 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1932 sold to Industrie Navali S.A., Genoa renamed Butterfly. 4,983
Tervaete 1944 ex- Pomona Victory, 1965 sold to United Maritime Inc, Liberia renamed Hongkong Delegate, 7,658
Thysville 1922 1931 transferred from Cie. Belge Maritime du Congo, 1947 sold to MOWT, London (managed by Lamport & Holt Line) renamed Empire Test. 8,300
Tunisier 1919 1930 taken over with Lloyd Royal Belge, 1932 sold to Adria S.A di Nav. Marittima, Fiume renamed Boccaccio. 3,012
Vinkt 1944 ex- Waco Victory, 1965 sold to United Transoceanic Shipping Corp, Liberia.renamed Hongkong Grace. 7,658

TheShipsList | Return to The Fleets

TheShipsList®™ - (Swiggum) All Rights Reserved - Copyright © 1997-2014
These pages may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without written consent of .
Last updated: May 04, 2006 and maintained by and M. Kohli