Posted by: Alain
Date: April 11, 2019 07:29AM
The Cyrnos was a motor-ship and one of the problems of the Merchant Navy of Vichy is the lack of reserves of fuels such as fuel oil or diesel fuel.
To save the stocks existing either for the Navy or for the links France - Indochina accomplished by motor ships, the Direction of the Merchant Navy will prefer to navigate ships heating coal or being able to be reconverted to use coal.
Others will be disarmed mainly in the port of Marseille. This is the case of Cyrnos during the autumn period of 1940 - November 1942. The Marseille - Corsica connections were then under the control of General Bonaparte and Ville d'Ajaccio, both of them heated by coal.