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Compagnie Nationale de Navigation de Marseille

Founded in 1879, the Compagnie Nationale de Navigation de Marseille ran services to French Indo-China. They commenced New York sailings in 1886 and ceased this service in 1896. A service was also run to the east coast of South America between 1887 - 1891. The company was wound up 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 a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or the Immigrant Ship web site.

Black with broad blue band.


Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Cachar 1883 1904 sold to Messageries Maritimes. 3,645
Cachemire 1883 1902 sold to Paquet renamed Bithynie. 3,360
Canton 1882 1898 sold to Caillol et St Pierre renamed Pierre Le Grand. 3,721
Caobang 1902 1904 sold to Messageries Maritimes. 6,600
Chandernagor 1882 1899 sold to Caillol et St Pierre, renamed Alexander III. 3,075
Cheribon 1882 1900 sold to Chilean owners. 3,075
Chodoc 1898 1904 sold to Chargeurs Reunis. 4,685
Cholon (1) 1882 1885 ran aground and lost near Rangoon. 3,053
Cholon (2) 1897 laid down as Ceylan, completed as Cholon, 1904 sold to Chargeurs Reunis, 1911 renamed Tchad. 4,665
Cochin 1881 ex- Shevington, 1883 purchased from UK, renamed Cochin. 1883 lost in collision with s/s CLAN DRUMMOND near Calcutta. 3,172
Colombo 1882 1904 sold to Messageries Maritimes. 3,545
Comorin 1882 1895 destroyed by fire at Marseilles. 3,546
Hindoustan 1886 purchased from Cie Maurice et Reunion, 1898 sold to British owners. 2,953

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