Compagnie de Navigation Paquet, Marseille
Formed in 1863 as Compagnie de Navigation Marocaine,
the company traded initially to Morocco and in 1868 extended to the Canary
routes were started to the Levant and Black Sea and in 1874 the company
was renamed Compagnie de Navigation Arménienne et Marocaine.
were extended to French West Africa in 1908 and in 1913 the company was
renamed Compagnie de Navigation Paquet. Heavily involved in trooping,
they lost four ships during the Great War. The Black Sea route became
and was abandoned in 1934 while trade to Morocco boomed. Most of the
fleet was lost during the Second World War and new building commenced
but the cargo ships were progressively sold and air transport effectively
killed off passenger traffic.
In 1960 Paquet created the subsidiary Compagnie Francaise
de Navigation for the Marseille - Israel service, and in 1964 absorbed
liners of the Fabre Line. By
1970 all the passenger liners had either been sold or converted to
ships and in 1988 the company was taken over
by Costa Lines.
. . . see the full history of the company at http://flagspot.net/flags/fr~hfpaq.html#his
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
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Black with red disc containing letters CNP
||Years in Service
||ex- Koning Willem I, 1913 purchased from Koning Stoom
Mij Nederland, Amsterdam renamed ABDA,1932 scrapped Genoa.
|| ex- Niobe, 1881 purchased from Pile & Co., London
renamed Amelie, 1883 went missing between Cette and Marseille.
|| 1928 scrapped at La Spezia.
||1973 sold to People's Republic of China renamed Minghua.
||ex- Oranje, 1923 purchased from Koning Stoom Mij Nederland,
Amsterdam renamed Anfa, 1936 scrapped Genoa.
||1914 seized from Germans, 1922 purchased from French
Government, 1950 sold to Turkey renamed Celikel.
||1914-1920 requisitioned by
French Government, 1924 renamed Ouolof, 1929 scrapped.
||1939 sold to Union Maritime Mediteranee, Marseille,
9th Sep.1939 wrecked in South China Sea.
||1916 purchased from S.G.T.M.,
Marseille, 1933 scrapped Genoa.
|| ex- Solid Sinnet, completed for French Gov't as Aulne,
1948 purchased by CNP, 1965 sold to Petropoulos, Piraeus renamed
||1969 sold to Constantine S. Efthymiadis, Piraeus renamed
||14th Dec.1942 seized by Germans, handed to Italy and
renamed Terni, 16th Jun.1943 torpedoed and sunk by HMS UNISON off
Cape Molini, Catania on voyage Syracuse - Augusta.
||1968 sold to Constantine S. Efthymiadis, Piraeus renamed
||ex- Eagle, 1975 purchased from General
Steam Nav. Co., London renamed Azur, 1987 Sold to Chandris
Lines, Panama renamed The Azur.
||9th Apr.1943 torpedoed and sunk by U.515 in 14.27N
17.15W on voyage from Dakar.
||ex- Cachemire, 1900 purchased from Cie Nationale de
Nav., Marseille renamed Bithynie, 1907 scrapped at Genoa.
||1969 sold to S.G.T.M,
1972 renamed Sinoe.
||1969 sold to S.G.T.M,
1972 renamed Nanakru.
||1863 purchased Spain, 1872 renamed
Moselle, 1878 sunk in collision with s/s CITY OF MANCHESTER.
||ex- P. Caland (Holland
America Line), ex- Ressel (Cosulich
Line), 1899 purchased from Cosulich, Trieste renamed Caramanie,
1910 scrapped Marseille.
||ex- Assunzione, 1926 purchased from F. Rizzuto & Co.,
Naples renamed Caramanie, 1934 scrapped Savona.
|| ex- Koningin Wilhelmina, 1911 purchased from NV Stoom.
Mij. Nederland, Amsterdam renamed Chaouia, 15th Jan.1919 mined and
sunk in Straits of Messina.
||1940 set afire by air attack at Marseille and sunk
by gunfire from French shore batteries.
|| ex- Flat Knot, completed for French Gov't as Couesnon,
1948 purchased by CNP, 1963 sold to Eastern Shipping Lines, Manila
renamed Eastern Jupiter.
||ex- Saloum, 1949 purchased from Soc. Navale de l'Ouest,
Dakar renamed Diola, 1959 sold to Scotto, Ambrosino, Pugliese, Oran
||ex- Crossing Knot, completed for French Gov't as Dives,
1948 purchased by CNP, 1964 sold to Petropoulos, Piraeus renamed
||1944 scuttled by Germans at Marseille,
1948 returned to service, 1962 renamed Cesaree, 1966 scrapped at
||ex- Koning Willem II, 1912 purchased from NV Stoom.
Mij. Nederland, Amsterdam renamed Doukkala, 1935 scrapped at Genoa.
|| ex- Phu-Yen, 1916 purchased from Cie de Commerce
et de Nav. d'Extreme Orient, Saigon renamed Draa, 1929 sold to Soc.
Maritime Nationale, Marseille renamed El Djem.
||ex- Bergpolder, 1923 purchased
from NV Algerneene Nederl. Scheep. Mig, Rotterdam renamed El Abid,
1924 renamed Oued El Abid, 1937 sold to Skibs A/S Hauges Rederi,
Haugesund renamed Torafire.
||1967 sold to People's Republic of China renamed Jianhua.
||1965 purchased from Chargeurs
Reunis, Le Havre, 1967 transferred to French Navy renamed Moselle.
||1970 sold to Islamic SS Co., Karachi renamed Safina
||1965 transferred from Fabre Line, Marseille, 1969
sold to Philippine President Lines, Manila renamed President.
||1883 wrecked Catalonia.
||1885 wrecked north of Sinope, Black Sea.
||ex- Aglaia, 1897 purchased from Deutsche Damps Rhederei
zu Hamburg renamed Georgie, 1900 sunk in collision with s/s ROSTOFF
in Sea of Marmara.
|| 2nd Apr.1916 sunk in collision with French cruiser
CASSARD off Larache.
|| 22nd Aug.1944 scuttled by Germans at Marseille, 25th
Oct.1944 refloated, 1950 scrapped La Spezia.
||1933 scrapped Genoa.
||1933 sold to Gennaro Malinconico, Torre del Greco,
Italy renamed Nennella.
||1965 transferred from Fabre
Line, Marseille,1970 converted to cruise ship renamed Mermoz, 1984
to Chargeurs Savamo, Nassau.
||1939 requisitioned by French
Navy as auxiliary cruiser, 13th Nov.1942 sunk by German air attack
at Bougie, 1946 salvaged and returned to service, 1961 renamed Phocee,
1963 scrapped Valencia.
||1887 purchased from Delmas
freres, La Rochelle, 1932
scrapped at La Seyne.
||1863 purchased from Compagnie Generale Maritime, 1869
||1923 purchased from Maurel Freres, Bordeaux, 1940
requisitioned by Royal Navy renamed HMS FIDELITY (Special Service
Vessel), 30th Dec.1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.435 in Atlantic.
||ex- Julio Diniz, 1876 purchased from Spain renamed
Les Vosges, 1894 sank off Mazagan.
||ex- Olive, 1913 purchased from Atlantic Traders Ltd,
London renamed Loukkos, 1923 sold to Couloutros, Andros renamed Hermes.
|| 1965 temporarily renamed Galilee,
1966 reverted to Lyautey, 1967 sold to Italy renamed Margarita.
||ex- Frigga, 1897 purchased from Deutsche Damps Rhederei
zu Hamburg renamed Lydie, 1898 went missing after passing Dardanelles
on voyage Novorossisk to Marseille.
||ex- Bearn, 1912 purchased from J. Larann, Bayonne
renamed Mamora, 1922 sold to Vincenzo Mirenda, Livorno renamed Teresa.
|| 26th Aug.1944 scuttled by Germans in Bassin de la
Pinede, later scrapped.
||ex- Henry Dumois, 1899 purchased from A/S Jotun, Christiania,
Norway renamed Marne, 1901 wrecked at Mazagan after dragging anchor
||ex- Astrologer, 1863 purchased from V. F. Gustiniani,
Istanbul renamed Maroc, 1871 wrecked near Mazagan.
||1983 sold to Stena Line renamed Stena Baltica.
||23rd Sep.1917 torpedoed and sunk by UC.27 while NW
of Cape Bougaroni.
||1952 scrapped La Spezia.
||see Jean Mermoz.
||1899 sank off Alicante after collision with Italian
|| 1923 scrapped at Genoa.
||ex- Said, 1864 purchased from Viceroy of Egypt renamed
Montfallout, 1867 sold to Cie. National Belge de Transports Maritimes,
Antwerp renamed Marie de Brabant.
||1911 sold to L. Sicard & Cie, Marseille.
||6th Jul.1933 wrecked E of Cape Spartel on voyage Marseille
||ex- Ioanna, 1915 purchased from Zafiris & Veliotis,
Piraeus renamed Noun, 1924 scrapped Genoa.
||ex- Zwarte Zee, 1928 purchased from NV. W. van Driel's
Stoom en Transport Ondernemingen, Rotterdam renamed Oued Beht, 1934
sold to J & A. Hadjipateras, Chios renamed Hadjipateras.
|Oued El Abid
||see El Abid.
||ex- Paz, 1928 purchased from Madrigal & Co., Manila
renamed Oued Fes, 1952 sold to F. Longobardo, Naples renamed Rosalinda.
||ex- Peter, 1924 purchased from Aug. Bolten, Hamburg
renamed Oued Grou, 1941 captured by HMS VANSITTART off Senegal, operated
by MOWT (Elder, Dempster
Lines, managers), 4th Nov.1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.126 off
||ex- Cape St. Lucia, 1927 purchased from Mitchell Cotts & Co.,
London renamed Oued Mellah, 24th Oct.1937 bombed and sunk by Spanish
Nationalist aircraft 50 miles E of Barcelona.
|| ex- Commandant G. Guena, 1949 purchased from Louis
Dreyfus & Cie, Dunkerque renamed Oued Noun, 1954 sold to Viet Nam
Hang Hai, Saigon renamed Huong Khanh.
|Oued Sebou (1)
||ex- Macina, 1905 purchased from Deves & G. Chaumet,
Bordeaux renamed Oued Sebou, 7th Jan.1918 captured by U157 and scuttled
with explosives off Cape Bojador.
|Oued Sebou (2)
||4th Dec.1942 seized by Germans and handed to Italy,
renamed Pistoia, 23rd Jan.1943 torpedoed and sunk by British aircraft
||ex- Kate Martha, 1924 purchased from Joh. Thode, Altona,
Germany renamed Oued Tiflet, 24th Jan.1943 torpedoed and sunk by
HMS SAHIB off Ligurian coast.
||ex- Noordzee, 1921 purchased from NV J. van Steens
Rijnreedereij, Rotterdam renamed Oued Yquem, 3rd Oct.1941 torpedoed
and sunk by Dutch submarine O.21 off Sardinia.
||1970 sold to Vernicos Shipping Co., Greece renamed
|| ex- Aug. Borremans, 1921 purchased from NV J. van
Steens Rijnreedereij, Rotterdam renamed Oued-Zem, 1937 stranded at
Mazagan, refloated and sold to Cie. France Navigation S.A, Rouen
||1965 sold to Cie Senegalaise de Nav., Dakar renamed
||ex- Bretta, 1926 purchased from D/S A/S Bro., Oslo
renamed Oergha, 1st Dec.1942 seized by Germans, handed to Italy and
renamed Lecce, 15th Feb.1943 sunk by air attack at Naples.
||see Armenie (1)
||1965 sold to Cie Senegalaise de Nav., Dakar.
||1933 sold to S.G.T.M.,
Marseille renamed Sidi-Mabrouk.
|| ex- Wyoming, 1913 purchased from Craven SS Co., Middlesbrough
renamed Rebia, 1930 sold to Union d.Entreprises Marocaines, Kenutra,
Morocco renamed Caid Fassi.
|| 1977 sold to Epirotiki Lines, Piraeus renamed Homeric.
||ex- Cyril, 1940 requisitioned by British from Chr.
Andresen, Esbjerg, 1940 seized by Vichy French at Port Lyautey, managed
by CNP, renamed Saint Bernard. 1942 scuttled at Port Lyautey, 1943
salvaged and returned to MOWT as Cyril, 1945 returned to owners.
||ex- Belgien, 1940 requisitioned by British from H.
A. Christensen, Copenhagen, 1940 seized by Vichy French at Casablanca,
managed by CNP renamed Saint Gilbert. 1942 found capsized at Port
Lyautey, salvaged and returned to MOWT as Belgien,1945 returned to
||ex- Estrid, 1940 captured by Vichy French from A/S
Damps Selsk Torm, Copenhagen renamed Saint Guillaume, managed by
CNP, 1941 handed to Germans renamed Sturla, 1942 sunk by British
off Marsa Matruh.
||ex- Oksywie, ex-Polish, 1940 seized by Vichy French
at Safi, renamed Saint Hubert, managed by CNP, 1943 recovered and
returned to owners, reverted to Oksywie.
||ex- Almena, 1940 captured from A/S Damps Selsk Torm,
Copenhagen by Vichy French warships renamed Saint Philippe, managed
by CNP, 1941 handed to Germans renamed Benghazi, 11th Nov.1942 torpedoed
and sunk by HMS TURBULENT near Cape Ferrato.
|| ex- Gerd, 1940 captured by Vichy French warship from
A/S Damps Selsk Torm, Copenhagen, renamed Saint Raymond, managed
by CNP, 1942 requisitioned by Germans renamed Dora 2, Feb.1943 sunk
by British air attack off Cape Carbonara.
||ex- Patria, 1940 seized by Vichy French at Oran from
A/S Dampsk Selsk Patria II, Kristiansand, renamed Sainte Christine,
managed by CNP, 1942 seized by Germans renamed Patria, 13th Jul.1943
exploded during Allied air raid in Messina Harbour.
||ex- Ulrik Holm, 1940 requisitioned from A/S Dampsk
Selsk Progress, Copenhagen by British Government, 1940 seized by
Vichy French at Dakar, managed by CNP renamed Sainte Isabel, 1943
recovered by British, reverted to Ulrik Holm, MOWT, 1945 returned
|| ex- Favor, 1940 seized by Vichy French at Oran from
S. Ugelstads Rederi A/S, Oslo renamed Sainte Roseline, 1942 handed
to Germans renamed Favor. 18th Jan.1943 torpedoed and sunk by HMS
LIGHTNING and HMS LOYAL off Cape Carbonara, Sardinia.
||16th Jan.1881 wrecked on voyage to Casablanca.
||ex- Zafiro, 1915 purchased from Philippines SS Co.,
Manila renamed Souirah, 1931 sold to Yelkenci Zade ve Mahdumu, Itanbul
|| ex- Donator, 1913 purchased from D/S A/S Donnator,
Stavanger renamed Sous, 1934 sold to Quintino Viglienzoni, Genoa
|| ex- Frankenwald (Hapag),
1920 war reparations renamed Tadla, 1934 sold to Vapurculuk Turk
Anonim Sirketi, Istanbul renamed Tari.
||ex- Vaccares, 1957 purchased from Cie de Nav.Daher,
Marseille renamed Tadla, 1968 sold to Annie Shipping Co., Monrovia
|| ex- Cap Camarat, 1955 purchased from Cie France-Navigation,
Marseille renamed Telouet, 1968 sold to Fanny Shipping Co., Monrovia
||ex- Trettiotrean, 1913 purchased from Helsingborgs
Verfs A/B, Helsingborg renamed Tensift, 1931 sold to Rederi A/B Marianne,
Goteborg renamed Alice.
||1866 purchased from Viceroy of Egypt, 1867 sold to
Cie. National Belge de Transports Maritimes.
||1912 purchased from Maurel & H. Prom, Bordeaux, 1922
scrapped after stranding damage at Mehedya, Morocco.
||22nd Jul.1887 destroyed by fire on voyage to Mogador.
||ex- Lind, 1949 purchased from Skibs A/S Oljetransport,
Bergen renamed Zit, 1957 sold to Bulmar S.p.A, Cia Siciliana di Armamento,
Palermo renamed Zitmar.
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