Paquet
(Compagnie de Navigation Paquet - CNP)

France

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Sailings August 1933-January 1934
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Azrou Marseilles, Casablanca
Anfa
Doukkala
Marseilles, Ceuta, Tangier, Casablanca.
Omitted Ceuta on return voyages.
Djenné
Koutoubia
Marseilles, Tangier (Djenné: except one voyage), Casablanca.
Return voyages: Casablanca, Tangier (except two voyages each), Marseilles.
Maréchal Lyautey Three voyages: Marseilles, Ceuta, Tangier, Casablanca.
Two voyages: Marseilles, Casablanca.

Return voyages: Casablanca, Tangier (except one voyage). Marseilles.

Médie II Two voyages only: Marseilles, Casablanca.
Called at Tangier on one return voyage.

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Sailings January-March 1936
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Maréchal Lyautey
Médie II
Koutoubia
Chella
Djenné
Marseilles, Tangier, Casablanca

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Sailings April 1937-January 1938
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Maréchal Lyautey
Médie II
Koutoubia
Chella
Marseilles, Tangier, Casablanca, Las Palmas, Dakar.
Médie II: Omitted Tangier on return voyages.
Koutoubia and Chella: Called also at Santa Cruz de Tenerife between Dakar and Las Palmas on return voyages.

Sailings January-December 1955 for:
Azrou, Azemmour, Djenné, Koutoubia, Lyautey

Ports of call:
Marseilles, Port-Vendres, Tangier, Casablanca;
Marseilles, Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Las Palmas, Dakar

Sailings January-December 1958 for:
Azrou, Azemmour, Djenné, Koutoubia, Lyautey

Ports of call:
Marseilles, Port-Vendres, Tangier, Casablanca. Also Alicante on homeward voyages;
Marseilles, Tangier, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Dakar
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Sailings December 1961-November 1962
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Lyautey
Ancerville
(incl. maiden voyage in September 1962)
Marseilles, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Dakar.
Called at Las Palmas instead of Santa Cruz on return voyages.
(Lyautey: Casablanca omitted on return voyages in July; called instead at Tangier and Barcelona.)
Djenné Two voyages:
1) Marseilles, Tangier, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Dakar.
Called at Las Palmas instead of Santa Cruz on return voyages.

2) Marseilles, Casablanca, Dakar.
Return voyages: Dakar, Las Palmas, Tangier, Marseilles.

Djenné Marseilles, Tangier, Madeira, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Return voyages: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Casablanca, Marseilles.
Azemmour Marseilles, Port-Vendres (Dec only), Tangier, Casablanca.
Called also at Alicante (except in Apr-May) on return voyages.
Azrou Marseilles, Port-Vendres, Tangier (many voyages), Casablanca.
Called at Tangier on all return voyages; called also at Alicante on voyages in November.

Sailings December 1963-November 1964
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ancerville Marseilles, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Dakar.
Called at Las Palmas instead of Santa Cruz on return voyages; called also at Palma de Mallorca on two summer voyages.
Lyautey Marseilles, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Dakar.
Called at Las Palmas instead of Santa Cruz on return voyages.
Two summer voyages:
Marseilles, Casablanca, Dakar.
Return voyages: Dakar, Las Palmas, Tangier, Barcelona, Marseilles.
Azemmour Marseilles, Port-Vendres (occasionally), Tangier, Casablanca.
Called also at Alicante on most return voyages.
Azrou Marseilles, Port-Vendres, Tangier (some voyages), Casablanca.
Called at Tangier on all return voyages.

Paquet/NCP
Sailings December 1966-December 1967
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Paquet:
Ancerville Marseilles, Casablanca, Tenerife, Dakar.
Return voyages: Dakar, Las Palmas, Casablanca, Marseilles.
Lyautey 1) Marseilles, Gibraltar, Tangier, Casablanca, Madeira, Tenerife.
Return voyages: Tenerife, Las Palmas, Casablanca, Marseilles.

2) Marseilles, Casablanca, Tenerife, Dakar.
Return voyages: Dakar, Las Palmas, Casablanca, Marseilles.

3) Marseilles, Casablanca

Azemmour Marseilles, Tangier (many voyages), Casablanca.

June-August:
Marseilles, Málaga, Casablanca.

September-October:
Marseilles, Port Vendres, Casablanca.

Return voyages: Casablanca, Tangier, Málaga (August-September only) or Alicante (some voyages), Marseilles.

Azrou Marseilles, Tangier (many voyages), Casablanca.
Return voyages: Casablanca, Tangier, Málaga (one voyage, in August only) or Alicante (many voyages throughout the year) or Port Vendres (July-August only), Marseilles.
NCP:
All roundtrip voyages for all ships below consisted of a quicker sailing with few ports of call outward and a slower sailing with calls at the many West African ports homeward, or the reverse.

Example (Foch): Marseilles, Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Pointe Noire, Port Gentil, Libreville, Douala, Lagos, Cotonou, Lomé, Abidjan, Dakar, Tenerife, Casablanca, Marseilles
or
(Général Mangin): Marseilles, Barcelona, Casablanca, Dakar, Conakry, Abidjan, Cotonou, Lagos, Douala, Libreville, Port Gentil, Pointe Noire, Abidjan, Dakar, Tenerife, Casablanca, Marseilles.

Foch All voyages:
Outward: Marseilles, Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Pointe Noire.
Homeward: Pointe Noire, Abidjan, Dakar, Tenerife (most voyages) or Las Palmas (a few voyages), Casablanca, Marseilles.

Additional ports of call in one direction:
Lomé (many voyages), Cotonou, Lagos (most voyages), Douala, Libreville and Port Gentil.

Général Mangin All voyages:
Outward: Marseilles, Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Pointe Noire.
Homeward: Pointe Noire, Abidjan, Dakar, Tenerife (many voyages) or Las Palmas (some voyages), Casablanca, Marseilles.

Additional ports of call in one direction:
Barcelona (most voyages - outward only), Conakry (many voyages - outward only), Lomé (many voyages - homeward only), Cotonou, Lagos, Douala, Libreville and Port Gentil.

Jean Mermoz All voyages: *)
Outward: Marseilles, Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Pointe Noire.
Homeward: Pointe Noire, Abidjan, Dakar, Tenerife (many voyages) or Las Palmas (some voyages), Casablanca, Marseilles.

Additional ports of call in one direction:
Barcelona (many voyages - outward only), Conakry (a few voyages - outward only), Lomé (some voyages), Cotonou, Lagos, Douala, Libreville and Port Gentil.

*) One homeward voyage terminated at Bordeaux with a call at Madeira after Dakar; after cruising, the next outward voyage started from Bordeaux with a call at Tenerife before Dakar.

Foucauld All voyages:
Outward: Bordeaux, Dakar, Abidjan, Pointe Noire.
Homeward: Pointe Noire, Abidjan, Dakar, Madeira, Bordeaux.

Additional ports of call in one direction:
Conakry (many voyages - outward only), Lomé, Cotonou, Lagos, Douala, Libreville and Port Gentil.

Général Leclerc All voyages:
Outward: Bordeaux, Tenerife, Dakar, Abidjan, Pointe Noire.
Homeward: Pointe Noire, Abidjan, Dakar, Madeira, Bordeaux.

Additional ports of call in one direction:
Lomé (most voyages), Cotonou, Lagos, Douala, Libreville and Port Gentil.

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