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House flags of French shipping companies: Legendary deep-sea lines

Last modified: 2002-10-19 by ivan sache
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Compagnie Générale Transatlantique

[Transatlantique]by Al Fisher Jr

Initially Compagnie Générale Maritime (1851), later Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (1861), the company operated, inter alia, the famous 'Normandie' and 'France' liners. It was merged in 1977 with Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes to constitute Compagnie Générale Maritime.

Ivan Sache, 23 May 2000

Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes

[CMM]by Al Fisher Jr

Initially Compagnie des Services Maritimes des Messageries Nationales (1851), then Compagnie des Messageries Imperiales (1853), and finally Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes (1871), the company operated mainly on colonial African and Asian lines.

Ivan Sache, 23 May 2000

Compagnie Générale Transméditerranéenne

[CG Transmediterraneenneby Ivan Sache

Constituted in 1969 by merging the Mediterranean branch of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique and Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, the company was renamed in 1976 Société Nationale Maritime Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM).
Its house flag follows the model of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, the only difference being TRANSMEDITERRANEENNE instead of TRANSATLANTIQUE.

Ivan Sache, 23 May 2000

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