Channel Islands services to / from France
GEORGE CANNING 1835-1837
South of England Steam Navigation Company
New South Western Steam Navigation Co
SOUTH WESTERN 1849-1851
LORD COLLINGWOOD 1845-46
Deslandes & Clarke
1845 2 August. PRINCESS ROYAL registered to owners.
1847 20 April. PRINCESS ROYAL sold to Guernsey.
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Jersey Steam Navigation Co.
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 18 December. Company have purchased POLKA.
24 December. Vessel registered to owners (16 persons)
1850 16 September. Vessel lost.
Trading as Jersey Steam Packet Company
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 March 3. Company commenced service to France with WIZARD then to Anglo Norman
Anglo Norman Provision Co
Jersey Steam Navigation Co
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
May 5. Vessel has new boilers, and should soon be in service. Operated May-
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 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.
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 .
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
Steamboat & Omnibus Co., Rouen.
Rouen Steam Packet Co.
1894 July 2. New Gorey - Carteret service, by Steamboat & Omnibus Co. of Rouen.
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
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
Operated for one season between Carteret and Gorey using the ALCYON.
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
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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