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Plisson & Cie (Shipping company, France)

Compagnie des Chargeurs Français

Last modified: 2006-01-14 by ivan sache
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House flag of Plisson - Image by Jarig Bakker, 3 January 2005

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History of Plisson & Cie

The company was also known as Compagnie des Chargeurs Français, which explains the letters "Cie des CF" on the house flag. In 1916, Plisson created a subsidiary jointly owned with Compagnie des Messagerie Maritimes. The subsidiary, called Compagnie Générale d'Armement Maritime, was purchased by Compagnie Générale oTransatlantique in 1919. Plisson also owned Compagnie des Chargeurs Marocains.

Plisson lost several ships during the First World War: the cargo ships Olio, sunk on 24 September 1916; Capbreton, sunk on 1 October 1916; Baigorry, sunk on 25 April 1917; Europe, sunk on 24 September 1917; Bayonnaise, sunk on 20 January 1918; and the three-master Ciboure, sunk on 13 December 1917.

Dominique Cureau & Ivan Sache, 4 July 2005

House flag of Plisson & Cie

The house flag of Plisson & Cie is red with the white letters CIE DES CF.

Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies [wed26]

Jarig Bakker, 3 January 2005