French Line
(CGT - Compagnie Générale Transatlantique)

France

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Sailings May-December 1896 (issued June 1896)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
La Touraine
La Gascogne
La Bretagne
La Bourgogne
La Normandie
La Champagne
Le Havre, New York

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Sailings November 1926-October 1927 (issued December 1926)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Paris
France
Île de France
Le Havre, Plymouth, New York
Suffren
Rochambeau
De Grasse
La Savoie
Le Havre, New York
Chicago
Roussillon
La Bourdonnais
Lafayette
Bordeaux, Vigo, Halifax, New York
Cuba
Espagne
Lafayette
Saint-Nazaire, Santander, La Coruña, Vigo, Havana, Vera Cruz
Pellerin de la Touche
Macoris
Flandre
Le Havre, Plymouth, Bordeaux, Pointe-à-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Fort-de-France, Trinidad, Carupano, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Puerto Columbia, Cristobal (Colon)
Pérou
Puerto Rico
Macoris
Saint-Nazaire, Santander, Pointe-à-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Fort-de-France, Trinidad, Carupano, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Puerto Columbia, Cristobal (Colon)
Haiti
Volubilis
Bordeaux, Casblanca
The brochure also includes schedules of services between Marseilles and North Africa

Sailings January 1928-January 1929 (issued December 15, 1927) for:
Île de France, Paris, France, De Grasse, Suffren, Rochambeau, Chicago, La Bourdonnais, Roussillon, Cuba, Espagne, Lafayette, Flandre, Macoris, Pellerin de Latouche, Puerto Rico, Pérou; several others

Ports of call:
New York, Plymouth, Le Havre;
New York, Halifax, Vigo, Bordeaux;
St. Nazaire, Santander, Vigo, Coruña, Havana, Veracruz;
Le Havre, Plymouth, St. Nazaire, Bordeaux, Santander, Pointe-a-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Fort-de-France, Trinidad, Carupano, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Puerto Colombia, Cristobal;
several others
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Sailings 1933 (varying dates) (issued December 15, 1932)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Île de France
Paris
Champlain
Lafayette
De Grasse
(occasional sailings)
Le Havre, Plymouth, New York
Rochambeau
De Grasse
Le Havre, Vigo, New York
Wyoming
Washington
Wisconsin
Winnipeg
Oregon
Le Havre, Cristobal, La Libertad, San José, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
Colombie
Cuba
Flandre
Pellerin de Latouche
Macoris
Alternate voyages:
1) Le Havre, Plymouth, Pointe-à-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Fort-de-France, Barbados, Trinidad, La Guaira, Curaçao, Puerto Colombia, Cristobal, Port Limon.
Return voyages: Port Limon, Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Curaçao, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira, Carupano, Trinidad, Barbados, Fort-de-France, Basse-Terre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Plymouth, Le Havre.

2) Le Havre, Plymouth, Bordeaux, Pointe-à-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Fort-de-France, Trinidad, Carupano, La Guaira, Curaçao, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal.
Return voyages: Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Curaçao, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira, Carupano, Trinidad, Fort-de-France, Basse-Terre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Santander, Plymouth, Le Havre.

Marrakech
Meknes
Bordeaux, Casablanca
Gouverneur Général Chanzy
Gouverneur Général Jonnart
Timgad
Lamoricière
Marseilles, Algiers
Gouverneur Général de Gueydon
Gouverneur Général Grévy
1) Marseilles, Tunis

2) Marseilles, Bizerte, Tunis

Président Dalpiaz Marseilles, Oran
Charles-Roux Marseilles, Philippeville, Bone.
Returned directly to Marseilles.
Messageries Maritimes:
Pierre Loti
Providence
Champollion
Patria
Mariette Pacha
Marseilles, Alexandria, Beirut.
(Optional calls at Jaffa and/or Haifa.)
Pierre Loti
Providence
Angkor
Marseilles, Beirut, Tripoli, Alexandretta, Rhodes, Izmir, Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles
Théophile Gautier
Lamartine
Providence
Marseilles, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul, Izmir, Rhodes, Mersin, Larnaca, Tripoli, Beirut, Marseilles
Félix Roussel
Général Metzinger
Porthos
Aramis
Chenonceaux
Athos II
D'Artagnan
André Lebon
Marseilles, Port Said, Djibouti, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Saigon, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Compiègne
Jean Laborde
Leconte de Lisle
Chantilly
Azay Le Rideau
Marseilles, Port Said, Djibouti, Colombo, Pondicherry, Madras, Singapore, Saigon, Tourane, Haiphong
Bernardin de Saint Pierre
Chantilly
Explorateur Grandidier
Azay Le Rideau
Angers
Amboise
Compiègne
Marseilles, Port Said, Suez, Djibouti, Mombasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Majunga, Nossi-Bé, Diego Suarez, Tamatave, Réunion, Mauritius.
Optional calls at Aden, Mohéli, Moroni, Mutsamudu and/or Mayotte.

Sailings March-December 1937 (issued March 1, 1937) for:
Normandie, Île de France, Paris, Lafayette, Champlain, De Grasse, Méxique, Colombie, Cuba, Flandre, De La Salle; several others

Ports of call:
New York, Plymouth, Southampton, Le Havre;
St. Nazaire, Santander, Gijon, Coruña, Havana, Veracruz;
Le Havre, Southampton, Plymouth, St. Nazaire, Bordeaux, Santander, Vigo, Pointe-a-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Fort-de-France, Barbados, Trinidad, Carupano, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Curaçao, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal;
several others
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Sailings June-December 1948 (issued May 25, 1948) for:
De Grasse, Oregon, Wisconsin

Ports of call:
Le Havre, Southampton, New York

Sailings November 1949-December 1950 (issued November 10, 1949) for:
Île de France, De Grasse

Ports of call:
New York, Plymouth, Southampton, Le Havre

Sailings March-December 1952 (issued March 1952)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Colombie
De Grasse
Le Havre, Southampton, Vigo, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Barbados, Port of Spain, La Guaira, Curaçao, Cartagena, Kingston.
Return voyages: Kingston, Curaçao, La Guaira, Port of Spain, Barbados, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port of Spain, Barbados, Southampton, Le Havre.

Sailings March-December 1953 (issued March 1953) for:
Liberté, Île de France, Flandre

Ports of call:
Le Havre, Southampton, Plymouth, New York

Sailings May-October 1959 (issued March 2, 1959)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ville de Tunis
Ville d'Alger
Ville d'Oran
Ville de Marseille
Marseilles, Algiers
Ville de Tunis
Ville d'Alger
Ville d'Oran
Ville de Marseille
Marseilles, Oran.
A few voyages routed via Mostaganem either outward or homeward.
Charles Plumier
G.G. Chanzy (Gouverneur Général Chanzy)
Marseilles, Mostaganem, Oran
Ville de Marseille
Ville de Tunis
G.G. Chanzy (Gouverneur Général Chanzy)
Marseilles, Bone, Philippeville.
Returned directly to Marseilles.
Approx. every other voyage called at Philippeville before Bone.
Ville de Tunis
Ville d'Alger
Ville d'Oran
Ville de Marseille
Marseilles, Tunis.
Occasional outward voyages called at Bizerte.
Charles Plumier Marseilles, Bizerte, Tunis (or Marseilles, Tunis, Bizerte).
Returned directly to Marseilles.
Seasonal calls at Ajaccio on outward or homeward voyages.

Sailings September 1960-November 1961 (issued September 1960) for:
Liberté, Flandre

Ports of call:
New York, Plymouth, Southampton, Le Havre

Sailings June-December 1963 (issued July 1963) for:
Antilles, Flandre

Ports of call:
Le Havre, Southampton, Vigo, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Pointe-a-Pitre, Le Roseau, Fort-de-France, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad

Sailings January-December 1964 (issued January 1964) for:
France

Ports of call:
Le Havre, Southampton, New York

Compagnie Générale Transatlantique/Compagnie de Navigation Mixte
Sailings June-October 1968 (issued March 1968)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:
Ville de Marseille
Méditerranée
Corse

Compagnie de Navigation Mixte:
Kairouan

Marseille, Algiers
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:
Méditerranée (one roundtrip voyage only, in June)
Corse (one roundtrip voyage only, in June)

Compagnie de Navigation Mixte:
Kairouan (one roundtrip voyage only, in June)

Marseille, Oran
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:
Ville de Marseille
Méditerranée

Compagnie de Navigation Mixte:
Avenir

Marseille, Tunis
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:
Méditerranée (one roundtrip voyage only, in June)
Corse (one roundtrip voyage only, in June)

Compagnie de Navigation Mixte:
Kairouan (one roundtrip voyage only, in June)

Marseille, Annaba, Skikda.
Returned directly to Marseilles.
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:
Ville de Marseille
Comté de Nice
(one roundtrip voyage only, in October)

Compagnie de Navigation Mixte:
Djebel Dira

Marseille, Skikda
Compagnie de Navigation Mixte:
Djebel Dira Marseille, Annaba
Avenir 1) Marseille, Palma
or
2) Marseille, Palma, Ibiza.
Returned directly to Marseilles.
Avenir Marseille, Palma, Algiers.
(June only)
Kairouan Marseille, Alicante, Oran

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See the archives section for more brochures of French Line.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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See also Compagnie de Navigation Mixte.

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French Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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The French Lines website (for the Compagnie Générale Maritime, the company created to merge CGT
and Messageries Maritimes during the mid-1970s, finally disposing of the old names in 1977)
has a page on the history of the CGT with several photos.

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Great Ships website shows postcards of many old liners and also has brief histories.
See the Index of Ships page. (See "Compagnie Generale Transatlantique" section.)

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Then please credit them as being from the collection of Björn Larsson,
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This page last updated June 15, 2012.