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French Line - CGT - Page 5
 
(1914-1929 ships)
 
 
This is Page 5 in a series of postcard galleries that cover the CGT fleet (Compagnie Générale Transatlantique - know as la Transat in France), and marketed as the French Line in the UK and USA. This page is devoted to ships on CGT Trans-Atlantic services, acquired between 1914 and 1930.
 
There is an alphabetical list of ships on this page, followed by a table of complete ship histories. Commercial and official postcards of the CGT fleet are then shown in chronological order. Dates given in headings are those within the CGT fleet, not the life of the ship.
 
 
Ships on this Page:-
Cuba (1923-1940 - 11,337gt)
De Grasse (1924-1953 - 17,759gt)
Figuig (1915-1934 - 3,655gt)
Haiti (1914-1919 - 6,288gt) - later Marrakech
Ile de France (1927-1959 - 43,153gt)
Jacques Cartier (1) (1918-1929 - 8,379gt) - later Winnepeg
Leopoldina (1919-1923 - 11948gt) - later Suffren
Macoris (1920-1935 - 5,879gt)
Marrakech (1919-1951 - 6,288gt) - ex-Haiti
Oregon (2) (1929-55 - 7706gt)
Suffren (1923-29 - 11948gt) - ex-Leopoldina
Paris (1921-39 - 34,569gt)
Winnepeg (1929-1941 - 8,379gt) - ex-Jacques Cartier (1)
 
Associated Pages:-
French Line Header Page
French Line Page 1A - African & Mediterranean Services up to 1945
French Line Page 1B - African & Mediterranean Services 1945-1960
French Line Page 2 - Mediterranean Car Ferries from 1960
French Line Page 3 - Transat Vessels pre-1910
French Line Page 4 - Transat Vessels 1910-1914
French Line Page 5 - Transat Vessels 1914-1930 - this page!
French Line Page 6 - Transat Vessels 1930-1945
French Line Page 7 - Transat Vessels 1945-1976
French Liner Postcards
Simplon Postcards Home Page




Table of Ship Histories
Name
 Other Names
 Built
 De Grasse  Empress of Australia, Venezuela
 1924







CGT Fleet List
Part 5 - 1914-1930
 
 
 
Haiti (1914-1919 - 6,288gt)
Marrakech (1919-1951)
 
 
Postcard as Haiti.
 
 
 
Postcard as Marrakech.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Figuig
(1915-1934 - 3,655gt)
 
Figuig was built as the Grantala for the Adelaide SS Co in 1903. In 1915 she was purchased by CGT's British subsidiary, and was transferred to CGT in 1920. Figuig was scrapped in 1934.
 
 
Postcard of Figuig at Bordeaux.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacques Cartier (1) (1918-1929 - 8,379gt)
Winnepeg (1929-1941)
 
Jacques Cartier (1) was built for CGT in 1918. In 1929 she was renamed Winnepeg. In 1941, Winnepeg was captured by the Allies and entered service with the MOTW, but was torpedoed and sunk the following year in the Atlantic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leopoldina (1919-1923 - 11948gt)
Suffren (1923-29)
 
Leopoldina was built as the Bluecher of Hamburg America Line in 1902. She was passed to CGT as war reparation in 1991, and renamed Leopoldina. She was renamed Suffren in 1923, and scrapped in 1929.
 
 
Postcard of Leopoldina at St Nazaire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macoris
(1920-1935 - 5,879gt)
 
Macoris was built in 1902 as the Bergermeister of Deutsche Ost-Afrika Line. She was ceded to France in 1919 as a war reparation, and entered service with CGT in 1920 as the Macoris. She was scrapped in 1935.
 
 
Postcard of the Macoris in CGT service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paris
(1921-39 - 34,569gt)
 
Paris was destroyed by fire at le Havre in 1939 - the remains were scrapped in 1947.
 
A complete history of this ship is available on this link.
 
 
CGT official postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
Postcard of Paris
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cuba
(1923-40 - 11,337gt)
 
Cuba entered service in May 1923 on the St Nazaire-West Indies-Vera Cruz route. She was intercepted by a British warship in 1940, and used as a transport under Cunard management. She was torpedoed and sunk by a U-boat in 1945.
 
 
CGT official postcard of Cuba.
 
 
 
Postcard of Cuba.
 
 
 
 
 
 
De Grasse (I)
(1924-40, 1947-53 - 17,759gt)
 
De Grasse was laid down as Suffren but renamed during a lengthy 4-year building period at Cammell, Laird & Co, Birkenhead. she operated on the CGT le Havre-New York service until 1940, when seized by the Germans. She was sunk by gunfire at Bordeaux on August 30th, 1944. De Grasse was raised and refitted, re-entering service with CGT on her old route in 1945. She was transferred to the Caribbean service in 1952, and sold to Canadian Pacific as their Empress of Australia in 1953. The Empress of Australia was bought by Grimaldi-SIOSA in 1956. Following rebuilding for their Italy-West Indies-Venezuela service, her passenger capacity increased from 664 to nearly 1500. Venezuela was lost in 1962, off Cannes.
 
A complete history of this ship is available on this link.
 
 
This is a CGT official art card of De Grasse in orginal condition with two funnels, whilst on the New York-Plymouth-Havre route.
 
 
CGT official art card of De Grasse.
 
 
A CGT official sepia art card of De Grasse in orginal condition with two funnels.
 
 
A CAP (Strasbourg) postcard of De Grasse in orginal condition with two funnels. UK port of call had moved to Southampton when this card was issued.
 
 
De Grasse reappeared with only one funnel when refitted in 1947. This is a USA printed card.
"The Longest Gangplank in the World".
 
 
Unidentified French postcard of De Grasse creating impressive smoke effects.
 
 
CGT official postcard (printed Estel of Paris - serial 6103) of De Grasse.
 
 
CGT official postcard of De Grasse.
 
 
Postcard of De Grasse.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ile de France
(1927-59 - 43,153gt)
 
Ile de France entered service in June 1927 on the Havre-New York route.
 
A complete history od this ship is available on this link.
 
 
CGT official postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
Photo postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
CGT official postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
CGT official postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
CGT official postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
CGT official postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
CGT official postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
Postcard of Ile de France.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon (2)
(1929-55 - 7706gt)
 
 
CGT official postcard of Oregon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wisconsin
(1929-51 - 8062gt)
 
 
CGT official postcard of Wisconsin.













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