• Le general cargo BOE OCEAN - IMO 8602385 - en attente d'ordre à Dunkerque

    Le general cargo BOE OCEAN - IMO 8602385 - en attente d'ordre à Dunkerque

    Vue

  • Le porte-conteneurs CSAV CHACABUCO - IMO 9295957 - en escale au Havre

    Le porte-conteneurs CSAV CHACABUCO - IMO 9295957 - en escale au Havre

    Vue

  • Le porte-conteneurs BANGKOK EXPRESS - IMO 9252553 - en escale quai des Amériques au Havre

    Le porte-conteneurs BANGKOK EXPRESS - IMO 9252553 - en escale quai des Amériques au Havre

    Vue

  • La défunte

    La défunte "usine flottante" CHL PROGESSOR - IMO 8130681 - déchargeant en sac à Dunkerque du sucre chargé en vrac dans l'hémisphère sud

    Vue

  • La drague CRISTOBAL COLON - IMO 9429572 - en escale technique au chantier naval de Dunkerque

    La drague CRISTOBAL COLON - IMO 9429572 - en escale technique au chantier naval de Dunkerque

    Vue

  • Le navire vraquier ANDREAS K - IMO 7632436 - descendant la Seine chargé de céréales à l'exportation

    Le navire vraquier ANDREAS K - IMO 7632436 - descendant la Seine chargé de céréales à l'exportation

    Vue

  • Le BSE MONGE - A601 - remontant la Seine en direction de Rouen pour participer à l'ARMADA 2013

    Le BSE MONGE - A601 - remontant la Seine en direction de Rouen pour participer à l'ARMADA 2013

    Vue

  • Le porte-conteneurs BUNGA SEROJA SATU - IMO 9315379 - en escale au Havre

    Le porte-conteneurs BUNGA SEROJA SATU - IMO 9315379 - en escale au Havre

    Vue

  • Le porte-conteneurs EVER CHAMPION - IMO 9293765 - quittant Le Havre après une escale au quai des Amériques

    Le porte-conteneurs EVER CHAMPION - IMO 9293765 - quittant Le Havre après une escale au quai des Amériques

    Vue

  • Le bateau musée DUCHESSE ANNE amarré à l'année à Dunkerque

    Le bateau musée DUCHESSE ANNE amarré à l'année à Dunkerque

    Vue

  • Le navire multimissions en offshore SIEM DAYA 1 - IMO 9660102 - en escale à Rouen

    Le navire multimissions en offshore SIEM DAYA 1 - IMO 9660102 - en escale à Rouen

    Vue

  • Le navire vraquier (DOUN KISEN) STAR LILY - IMO 9370422 - remontant la Seine en direction des silos céréales de Rouen

    Le navire vraquier (DOUN KISEN) STAR LILY - IMO 9370422 - remontant la Seine en direction des silos céréales de Rouen

    Vue

  • Le voilier NRP SAGRES II remontant la Seine pour participer à l'ARMADA 2013 à Rouen

    Le voilier NRP SAGRES II remontant la Seine pour participer à l'ARMADA 2013 à Rouen

    Vue

  • Le navire porte hélicoptères français MISTRAL L9013 en escale dans sa ville marraine du Havre en Avril 2010.

    Le navire porte hélicoptères français MISTRAL L9013 en escale dans sa ville marraine du Havre en Avril 2010.

     

     

    Vue

  • Le ferry MAERSK DUNKERQUE - IMO 9293076 - quittant Dunkerque pour Douvres

    Le ferry MAERSK DUNKERQUE - IMO 9293076 - quittant Dunkerque pour Douvres

    Vue

  • Le porte-conteneurs ELISABETH SCHULTE - IMO 9231482 - en opérations commerciales quai de l'Europe au Havre

    Le porte-conteneurs ELISABETH SCHULTE - IMO 9231482 - en opérations commerciales quai de l'Europe au Havre

    Vue

  • Le navire frigorifique (Bonanza) CRYSTAL PEONY - IMO 8224432 - en escale

    Le navire frigorifique (Bonanza) CRYSTAL PEONY - IMO 8224432 - en escale "technique" au Havre

    Vue

  • Le porte-conteneurs MAERSK SEMBAWANG - IMO 9315226 - contraint d'escaler au Havre après avoir essuyé une tempête

    Le porte-conteneurs MAERSK SEMBAWANG - IMO 9315226 - contraint d'escaler au Havre après avoir essuyé une tempête

    Vue

  • Le general cargo MONA S - IMO 8302210 - en opération commerciale chez TTS à Dunkerque

    Le general cargo MONA S - IMO 8302210 - en opération commerciale chez TTS à Dunkerque

    Vue

The Normandy Shipyards (Chantiers Navals de Normandie) are located at the bottom of the level basin of the merchant port of Fecamp, on the Alabaster Coast, in the department of Seine-Maritime. Their story begins a little before the great saga of deep-sea cod fishing on the banks of Newfoundland, in Canadian waters, in the last century. (version française ici)

The end of this great epic will mark the end of these shipyards. More details below the following slide show.

  • Chantiers Navals de Normandie :   3 successive work platforms starting from the tanks on the left.

    Chantiers Navals de Normandie : 3 successive work platforms starting from the tanks on the left.

     

  • The slipway is clearly visible in front of the largest platform

    The slipway is clearly visible in front of the largest platform

  • The Normandy Shipyards are located at the end of the Fecamp Merchant Port : width of the lock gate, 17m

    The Normandy Shipyards are located at the end of the Fecamp Merchant Port : width of the lock gate, 17m

  • General view from the opposite quay. Maximum length of ships, about 105 meters. 6 m draft.

    General view from the opposite quay. Maximum length of ships, about 105 meters. 6 m draft.

     

     

  • The first platform with its metallic structure but without slipway (nowadays)

    The first platform with its metallic structure but without slipway (nowadays)

  • Platform 1 : metal structure in good general condition

    Platform 1 : metal structure in good general condition

  • Platform 1 & 2 are close to each other

    Platform 1 & 2 are close to each other

  • Platform 3 : photo from the back, slipway opposite

    Platform 3 : photo from the back, slipway opposite

  • Platform 1 : launch of the JULIENNE XAVIER from its demolished slipway.

    Platform 1 : launch of the JULIENNE XAVIER from its demolished slipway.

Copyright du diaporama : 3 pics from Google Maps - 5 pics Vessels-in-France.net - 1 pic coming from Chantiers Navals de Normandie

 

 

Les Chantiers Navals de Normandie, Fecamp, Normandy, France

The Normandy Shipyards were born on March 1, 1928 by the will of two naval architects : Charles CHANTELOT and Henri LEMAISTRE.

The Chantiers Navals de Normandie built a number of pilot boats, lifeboats, yachts, motor boats and… cod fishers in the heyday of cod fishing on the banks of Newfoundland.

To see in pictures the boats and ships still sailing, I recommend the following pages from the website Chantiers Navals de Normandie. On the right of the page you will find the color links (the names of the boats) to the boats and their images, including those of their restoration for some.

The site closed its doors permanently in 1965.

 

 

Les Chantiers Navals de Normandie, quai de Verdun, 76400 Fécamp, Normandie - France

Source: Dundee Independant

 

 

 

Attempt to relaunch the shipyard in 2011

En 2011, the Parisian naval architecture firm LEBEFAUDE attempted to relaunch this shipyard by betting, among other things, but reasonably, on the expected greening and strengthening of the river fleet in the Seine Valley, but not only. Unfortunately the share of road in land transport in France still happily exceeds 80%, the commitments of the COP21 as the billion-dollar plans of the last 30 years of our dear politicians do not change anything in this state of affairs.

This attempt to relaunch this site ended in 2018 in judicial liquidation.

 

The hangars of platforms 1 & 2 of the Chantiers Navals de Normandie before 2013

 

Source: Dundée Indépendant

Between the early 2000s and today, the aesthetics of the site have changed dramatically, but the basics are still there: the three platforms and the main slipway.

But for how long ?

 

 

The Chantiers Navals site still in a state of being relaunched

Since 2013 and the demolition of part of the buildings by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolbec-Fecamp (now disappeared and replaced by that of Fecamp-Port-Jerome-sur-Seine), only an association for the defense of the local maritime heritage and the relative benevolence of the cultural services of the City of Fecamp allow this site to exist in a form that allows a new start. Only the candidates and the financial means are missing. It is probably from the Union of Goodwill that the saving project will emerge which will succeed in saving a piece of history of this ancient Viking capital (911-1202). It would be a shame if the only local vestige of this part of history is the frame of the Gothic room from the Palais de la Bénédictine

 

 

 

When will happen a "Back to the Future" in the maritime industry ?

Some links to manufacturers of wooden boats and an article on a hypothetical but possible return to Humanity's sanity about saving the only habitable planet we have within human lifespan of transportation

Owner’s manual to build a Viking ship.

In Syria, on an island, wooden ships have been built since the Phoenician era !

In United Kingdom like in the USA we still build wooden ships, so why not in France ? Why not in the former capital of the most adventurous and talented sailors in human history ? ! ?

One of the world's largest marine vehicle carriers is embarking on a "return to sailing".

 

So quite logically, if TOWT was at its launch a "project of sweet dreamers", it still seems that they initiated a movement, dont’t you think so ?

 

Now if you hear any snickering or coughing you can always finish them off by getting them to read the "chef's special" !

 

 

 

Who to contact in case of interest by this relaunch of the ship building activity ?

 

Depending on the nature of your interest :

 

The Association which manages the project to relaunch the Chantiers Navals de Normandie by building a dundee:

https://dundee-independant.fr/Contact%20Us.html

 

 

The Fecamp Chamber of Commerce which manages the commercial port by Delegation of the Department of Seine-Maritime :

8, rue Bailly,

BP 126

76403 Fecamp Cedex

Phone. : +33 810 00 35 10 ‐ Fax: +33 2 35 29 94 60

https://www.seine-estuaire.cci.fr/fecamp-port-jerome
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The operational management of the merchant port :
Mr Patrick CHEVREL
46 boulevard de la République
76400 Fecamp
Phone : +33 2 35 28 09 36
Fax: +33 2 35 10 01 45
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The Fecamp harbour master : (nautical conditions only)
Bureau du port Berigny, 76400 Fecamp
Phone : +33 2 35 28 25 53 ‐ Fax: +33 2 35 28 25 53

 

 

The brand new brochure from The Independent Dunde Project.

(online since March 24, 2021)

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