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Cherbourg Naval Base

Cherbourg Naval Base is a naval base in the French town of Cherbourg. This town and its harbour have been used as a naval base since the end of the 18th century.

Current ships assigned

Cherbourg is one of three naval bases of metropolitan France (the other two are Brest and Toulon). With the departure of the Flotilla of the North (FLONOR), Cherbourg lost its importance as a port of registry. The Channel Flotilla (Flomanche) monitors the English Channel and the North Sea.

The naval base occupies 120 hectares and commands 13 ships:

S'y trouvent aussi :


  1. ^ « Journée « portes ouvertes » de la base navale de Cherbourg Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. », préfecture maritime de Cherbourg, 21 septembre 2007
  2. ^ « Ports d'attache des bâtiments de la Marine nationale en 2008 Archived 2011-09-05 at the Wayback Machine. »,, 2008