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The Compagnie Rouennaise de Navigation a Vapeur, which operated services on the River Seine between Partis and Le Havre from their base at Rouen also operated a ferry service between Carteret on the Normanfy coast and the island of Jersey at Gorey

Cygne was built in 1854 by A Normand at Le Havre as Halloin but had become Cygne in 1882. She came to the Jersey service in 1894, being substantially renovated soon afterwards. She served until October 1912 and was scrapped in Boulogne the following year. 

Jersey was bought by the Cie Rouennaise de Navigation in 1913 from the Great Yarmouth Steam Towing Company of the UK where the 1896-built paddle steamer had been called Lord Nelson. Built by Allsup in Preston she was 133.3 ft long and had a GRT of 229. She had two single-cylinder diagonal engines of 30 x 48 in.  She ended her service in October 1914 following the outbreak of World War I, which she spent on wartime duties. Although she returned following the war, reentering service in August 1919, traffic was poor and the company abandoned the service in early 1920.  She was was later sold for to the Paris-based Compagnie France-Canada, registered at Cherbourg and renamed Au Revoir She remained on  the Carteret-Jersey run. In 1928 she was operated out of the Mediterranean port of Nice for Monegasque state owners as La Dryade. She was later converted to a barge in 1934

Jersey-based operators

Jersey & Continental Steam Packet Co :  
St Helier and Gorey to Port Bail (Normandy) and St Brieuc (Brittany)

Heather Bell (1867-1868)  Built in 1858


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