Channel Islands services to / from France         
                                                 Pre 1940        



                                             Wm. Ranwell
                                                  1835-1836
                 
GEORGE CANNING           1835-1837





                 South of England Steam Navigation Company     
                                                 1836-1847
  
                     New South Western Steam Navigation Co       
                                                 1849-1851
   

ARIADNE                            1836-1837
CAMILLA                             1837-1847
SOUTH WESTERN             1849-1851




                                               Mr. Deal                  
                                              1845-1846
                   

LORD COLLINGWOOD        1845-46




                                     Deslandes & Clarke        
                                              1845-1847
                  
1845 2 August.  PRINCESS ROYAL registered to owners.

1847 20 April. PRINCESS ROYAL sold to Guernsey.




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                            Jersey Steam Navigation Co.      
                                             1849-1850          
              
Smith Stobart, Thomas Rose, Francis Drake, (James Henry Bryant)

Agent Drake, J.M. Stobart & CO.


1849 2 October. Purchase of EDINBURGH CASTLE First mentioned

1849 19 October. EDINBURGH CASTLE arrived.


1850 8 March. Vessel put up for auction due to the demise of  some of the
                     shareholders, and their heirs request the winding up of the company.
                      Vessel sold to Messrs Stobart & Co.

1851 4 April. Vessel sold to Thomas Rose.




                           Jersey Steam Tug Company
                                           1849-1850
                
1849 18 December. Company have purchased POLKA.
        24 December. Vessel registered to owners (16 persons)
1850 16 September. Vessel lost.    



                                         Thomas Rose
                     Trading as Jersey Steam Packet Company      
                                              1850-1854         
             
Agent J.W. Rose.

1850 February. Company formed.

1850 11 March.  SUPERB arrived.
1850 12 March. SUPERB registered to T. Rose

1850 24 September SUPERB lost.

1851 4 April. EDINBURGH CASTLE registered to T. Rose.
1851 5 April. EDINBURGH CASTLE commenced operating for company.

1851 26 July. ROSE registered to T. Rose.
1851 18 August. ROSE replaced EDINBURGH CASTLE on service.

1853 27 December. Paper states ROSE sold and should soon leave for Australia.

1854 May.     ROSE and EDINBURGH CASTLE sold

1854 5 May.  ROSE registered to Le Quesne, T. Rose, G. Mann, and C. Orange.
                   ( Trustees for Jersey St Packet Co. ) ?




                          Channel Islands & France S.N. Co       
                                                    1850
1850 March 3. Company commenced service to France with WIZARD  then to Anglo Norman        




                              Anglo Norman Provision Co              
                                                    1850

WIZARD                        1850



                           Jersey Steam Navigation Co      
                                             1854-1863          

Giffard Nicholas Le Quesne, Thomas Rose, George Mann, Charles Orange. - Trustees for Jersey St. Pk Co.

1854 February 3. Company formed with capital of  £4,000 to purchase and operate
             ROSE.         
       May 5. Vessel has new boilers, and should soon be in  service. Operated May-
             December.

1854 May 9. ROSE registered to Le Quesne,Rose,Mann and Orange.
         (Advert states Jersey Steam Packet Company)

1856 26 August. Most shareholders have decided to purchase a  faster vessel.



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                                     G. Mann   J.S.P.Co ?
                     
1857 August 3.     VENUS registered to G. Mann





                             T.Rose, C.Orange, J.Carrol       
                                        12/1859 - 7/1863             


1859 December 16.  DUMFRIES registered  to T. Rose, C. Orange and  J. Carrell.
                                                       
1860 April 5.     VENUS registered to T. Rose, C. Orange and J. Carrell.    

1860 April 5.     ROSE registered to T. Rose, C. Orange and J. Carrell.     

1860 October 12. Last regular ROSE.
1861              C. Orange died.
1861 October 4. Last ROSE.
1861 December 4. Last regular VENUS
1862 May 17. Last VENUS.
1862 May 14. VENUS has just been sold.
1862 May 23. ROSE has been purchased by Mr. Allen.


1863 July.  Services taken over by  L. & S. W. R.



                               M. Durand, Granville          
                                    1856 - 1859
1856 July 20. Commenced Granville - Jersey service with COMETE.
1859      Passed to La Societe Granvillaise


                             La Societe Granvillaise     
                                        1859 - 1867       
1859 December. Company formed to operate COMETE.
1867 December.  Service taken over by L & SWR.




                                  Jersey Mutual Insurance   
                                            1862 - 1879
                    
1862-1879   Operated tug TOBY






                 London & South Western Railway Company
                                           1863 - 1919             


1863 July 11. Took over operation on Jersey - St.Malo route.    

1867 December. Took over Granville -Jersey route.

As can be expected these routes were operated by the older vessels of the fleet, with the paddle steamers continuing on the Saint Malo route until 1896, while screw steamers took over the Granville service from 1875.
The twin screw VICTORIA was built in 1896 and she combined both routes during the winter months, being supplemented on the Granville route in summer by another fleet member.

1919 March. Gave up services.

1932 The Saint Malo service was commenced again by Southern Railways.


WONDER                           1863 - 1873
COMETE / GRANVILLE   1868
GRIFFIN                            1868 - 1890
DISPATCH                           1870 - 1881
COURIER                              1873 - 1874
HONFLEUR                        1875 - 1910
CAESAREA (I)                   1875 - 1880
ALLIANACE                      1879 - 1896
LAURA                                   1891 - 1919
GUERNSEY                           1891 - 1905
VICTORIA                             1896 - 1918
SOUTH - WESTERN                 1906




                 Jersey & Continental Steam Packet Co Ltd    
                                              1867 - 1869
      

1867.   Company set up, first meeting April 25 1867
1867 April. Company acquire AQUILLA, but she was lost on the delivery trip.
1867 Acquired HEATHER BELL

          
HEATHER BELL     1867 - 1869



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                                             M. La Roche   
                    Comagnie des Terraines et Vapeurs de Carteret
                                              1881 - 1893

April 1884 Societe de la Roche et Cie, Portbail  
1881 July 6. Commenced service between Carteret and Gorey, using CLAIRE.
1883 Carteret service finished at end of summer.
1884 COTENTIN built, and opened service from Port Bail to Gorey.
In April 1893 there was a Law suite against  M. De la Roche
1893 Last season of COTENTIN.


1894 - 1895 CAMBRIA operated from Port Bail, but it is not known if it was for this company.
1895 March 19.  CAMBRIA is running between Gorey and Portbail


                       Carteret Steamer Co.
                                             1889
1889 August 8. GERFLEUR Commenced service from Carteret, in conjunction with the Jersey Eastern Railway, advertised as the New Continental Service.
It only ran for 1889.

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At this time it is difficult to be exact with the names of the operators from Port Bail and Carteret, as in the newspapers the press reports, and name appearing in the advertisements very often differed, as did the ships owners given in Lloyds Register of Shipping .   

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                                      Unknown operator
                                                1894 - 1895

1894 June 16. Gorey - Portbail resumes with CAMBRIA.
1894 July 2. Last Friday CAMBRIA sustained a mishap, and will require a new
         boiler. Service suspended for 6 weeks.
1894 September 1. Advert for cheapest, shortest and most direct route to the          continent   Jersey - Portbail  by ASSISTANCE.
1894 September 25. ASSISTANCE still in service.
1895 March 9. CAMBRIA on Portbail service.

The owner of CAMBRIA during this time is given as Ailleret

CAMBRIA                       1894 - 1895
ASSISTANCE                  1894



                    Steamboat & Omnibus Co., Rouen.
                                              1894 -
                             Rouen Steam Packet Co.


1894 July 2. New Gorey - Carteret service, by Steamboat & Omnibus Co. of Rouen.
       using CYGNE.

1895 April 12. Carteret service re-open by JEAN GUITON.
1895 May 14. Details of Carteret service. Rouen Steam Packet Co / West of France Railway Co / Jersey Eastern.
1895 May. Details for Carteret service by Rouen Steam Packet |Co.

1895 Sept 27 CYGNE to be replaced next year. This did not happen, and the vessel was rebuilt during the winter 1896 / 1897
1897 May 1. Carteret - Gorey service resumed today, with CHAMOIS standing in.
1897 August 3 new CYGNE arrived today. Vessel had been re-built
1898 Rouen Steam Packet Co.


Owners for CYGNE from Lloyds Register of Shipping -
1890 -1895 Cie Anonyme des Paquebots à Vapeur entre Le Havre, Caen, Honfleur,
                  et Les Ports De la Normandie.  
1896 – 1902 Cie des Bateaux Omnibus de Rouen.  
1903  - 1905 Cie, Franc. De Nav. & de Const. Nav et Satre Reunis. ( the 1905 entry
                   states company in liquidation)        
1906 – 1912  Soc des Bateaux Omnibus de Rouen.  


CYGNE     1894 - 1912
JERSEY   1913 - 1914


        

                    St. Malo & Binic Steamship Co. Ltd  
                                             1897 - 1933
       
            Guernsey, Alderney & Sark Steam Ship Company
                                              1933 - 1940

 
For many year run the sailing vessel FAWN had operated between Guernsey and the French port of Binic. In 1897 a steamer was built for the service and also given the name FAWN, and at the same time the company was registered in Guernsey to own the vessel.
In 1923 the larger NEW FAWN was built, but the trade gradually declined and company turned to operating excursions during the summer.
In 1931 the company purchased the business of the Alderney Steam Packet Co. and the subsequent history is to be found in the Guernsey section.
FAWN                   1897 - 1923
NEW FAWN               1923 - 1940



                             Jersey Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.               

Formed by March 12 1919 with Capt F.D. Harms (master of VICTORIA) involved. Company intend to purchase the ship, but nothing came of it.

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                   Channel Islands & South Coast S.S. Co.             

Formed to take over service from L & S W.  By April 14 1919 the
DUNARD was operating Plymouth - CI - France.





                                  Jersey Steam Packet Co
                                              1919 - 1920
              
Company operated Jersey - Saint Malo September 1919 to October 1920.


CONQUEROR              1919 - 1920





                                    Maison Allan Vallee
                                                1920 - 1921
                    

ATTALA  August 1920 commenced service from Granville to Jersey.


          
               Compagnie Trans - Insulaire de Navigation
                                             1921 - 1923
     

Took over the operation of Maison Allan Vallee in March 1921, but went into liquidation in June 1923.

ATTALA                                             1921 -  1923
CAEN                                              1922   
CELUTA                                          1921 - 1923
SAINT HELIER                           1922 - 1923




                                       Jersey - St. Malo Line    
                                                  1923 - 1932
                 
Owned by  Vicomte le Guales de Mezauban.
Note. July 3 1919. Count Le Gaules de Mezaubran of St.Brieuc has an agreement with M. Boutin, manager of the Dinard vedettes so that a service can be operated by the SAINT BRIEUC.
Took over the operation of CompagnieTransInsulairede Navigation in June 1923, and maintained it until June 1932 when Southern Railway re-introduced a Jersey-St.Malo service.
October 1932 Company dissolved.
February 1933 Vicomte le Guales de Mezauban dies in Paris.

ATTALA                                                            1923 - 1925                
DINARD                                                         1923 - 1931
SAINT BRIEUC                                     1923 - 1932


                                   France - Canada Line
                                              1924 - 1926
                                                   
Operated Carteret to Gorey from 1924 to 1926 using the AU REVOIR

better known on the route as  JERSEY.

AU REVOIR      1924 - 1926


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                              Channel Islands Packet Co.
                                                1926 - 1927
                                                    
In 1926 the company introduced the old Scottish vessel KINLOCH onto the Jersey - St.Malo route, but she was not a success and was withdrawn at the end of 1927.


KINLOCH       1926 - 1927




                                    Carteret - Jersey Line
                                                                                                1928
                                           
                       
Operated for one season between Carteret and Gorey using the ALCYON.

ALCYON      1928




                                                 Mr. Rose.
                                                1929 - 1930
                                         

Mr. Rose was the agent at Cherbourg for the White Star line, and in 1928 purchased a vessel from Southampton which was renamed ROSE STAR. and used between Carteret and Gorey. He only operated the service for two seasons before selling the vessel to Sark Motor Ships Ltd., for their Guernsey - Sark route.

ROSE STAR      1929 - 1930



                                                                    Southern Railways
                                                                        1932 - 1947        
               

With the completion in 1931 of the project to convert the outer harbours at Saint Malo and St. Servan  from being tidal into one enclosed area accessed by a  lock, coupled with the dredging of the approaches, allowed a more regular service to be operated. Southern Railways then decided to again operate between Saint Malo and Jersey, with calls also made to Guernsey.
Company gave notice to the French operator that they intended to recommence services in June 1932. Compensation was paid to the French company, and VERA took up station from 1st June 1932, with the BRITTANY being built for the route the following year.
During the winter months in most years the Southampton - St.Malo service was combined with that to Jersey and one vessel would operate through Jersey to Saint Malo and vice versa.

VERA                               1932 - 1933
BRITTANY                   1933 - 1962
LORINA                          Winter relief




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