Juste un petit mot d'encouragement et de félicitations. Je compare ce chantier à celui, plus modeste, de l'Hermione qui a été lancée l'an dernier à Rochefort après 15 ans d'efforts. Je le compare aussi à celui de Guénelon, ce château médiéval en construction en Bourgogne.Une belle aventure qui réussira. Bien à vous.Philippe Collas
During the European Heritage Days, on Saturday 15th Septemberat 20.30, a night show "Hoist voices with the Jean Bart, opera goes to sea"15 euros for adults, 5 euros for children.
Information and reservations on 03.28.21.22.40 or to tourville@wanadoo. fr. The 2011 show sold out!
4 extensions are installed on the midship frame on Thursday 31st May, at the Tourville shipyard, sponsored by Jean Le Garrec (former minister and MP for the Nord)
and chaired by Bertrand Ringot (mayor of Gravelines and county councillor for the Nord). This is preceeded by the award of 2 grants :
- one from the BTP Plus Foundation, by Mr. Jean Marie Giret;
- the other from the Nord France Europe Savings Bank, by Mr. Patrick Prouvost ( administrator of the Flanders Savings Bank).
in the presence of Mr. Jean Pierre Billiet, chairman of the BTP CFA Nord Pas de Calais.
In order to welcome our visitors better, we have extended the Tavern and put a mosaic in front of the entrance. Photos below.
THE TOURVILLE ASSOCIATION IS TAKING PART IN THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS
A NIGHT-TIME SHOW
Thank you for the pictures to Florine Jonnekin Photographie Ville de gravelines
On Wednesday 3rd August, the main deck timber futtocks will be installed.
On Friday 24th June at 15.00 hours, to witness the installing of the vertical extensions to the stern frame of the Jean Bart. This is a spectacular new part, weighing several tonnes, taking the stern of the ship up to its final height of 17 metres.
Exchange of national flags by the chairmen of the 3 partners in the Heroes 2C project, at the committee meeting on 21st March at Medway.
THE TOURVILLE ASSOCIATION IS TAKING PART
IN THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS
A NIGHT-TIME SHOW ADAPTED FROM THE PLAY "SAIL AWAY".
Thank you for the pictures to Aurelien
Broadcasting of 60 pictures of projects chosen from the whole of France in the series of short reports under the heading “I love my heritage”.
These will be shown between now and 5th September on France 2, from Monday to Friday at 8.45 , on Saturdays at 14.45, and on Sundays at 17.45. Also on France 3 at 18.25 and France 5 at 17.25. The programme about the Tourville project will be
on France 5 on Wed 21st July,
on France 2 on Fri 13th August,
and on France 3 on Fri 20th August.
Viewers will be asked to vote for their favourite project. We will let you know how to do this.
We were informed about the grand opening, on 12th June, of the model and woodcarving workshop. It has been called "The Jean (John) Workshop" in honour of the master carver Jean Bouquillon who was a very active member of the association.
There was also an account of the installation of the stern
frame of the Jean Bart. This is a spectacular piece, weighing about 10 tonnes, and was carved at the Tourville shipyard. A report was broadcast on Delta TV.
Preparations were made for the installation of the Jean Bart's stern frame. This spectacular 10 tonne piece was carved from the 300 year-old oak that came from the forest of Marly le Roi. This was to take place on Friday afternoon, 4th June, at the Tourville shipyard, where it had been carved. The event, presided over by the mayor of Gravelines, Bertrand Ringot, was to be preceded by the donation of a 15000 euro cheque by Mr J.P. Prouvost, president of the local marine savings bank, and by the launch of the partnership INTERREG "of two seas" (Heroes 2C) with the English Medway Queen Association and with the Belgian Steenschult Association.Information can be had by phoning 00-33-28-21-22-40 or emailling firstname.lastname@example.org
To hear a report about the felling of the much larger than usual tree trunk and the means devised for that purpose, one can refer to the report shown on local television on 16th April. This oak tree trunk of an extraordinary size (11m long, 2.10m diameter at the widest point),
cut down in Marly le Roi Forest near the palace of Versailles, was brought to the Tourville shipyard. One can also read the article published in the Nord Littoral paper on 10th April 2010 or look for the Delta TV programme broadcast by JT Culture on 14th April.
Thanks to the Versaille Forestry Office, we have purchased a huge oak tree trunk, of an extraordinary size, that was felled in Marly le Roi Forest in mid 2009. In view of its size (11m long and 1.75m wide at the foot i.e. 24m3 and approximately 20 tonnes),
we had to find three benefactors to finance the purchase as well as lifting and transporting
it to Gravelines. 3 companies : Ball Packaging Europe Bierne (59) for the purchase, the Paris agency of Societe Dufour for the lifting, and Societe Gilliers Arques (62) for the transport all put a lot of effort into this achievement.
The bricklayers' section of the Association des Compagnons du Tour de France du Devoir (journeymen who perfect their skills by touring France) held their annual meal at the Tourville shipyard on 20th January 2010.
There was a meeting at Boom, near Antwerp in Belgium, on 19th and 20th November, at the site of the New Belgica project to prepare the INTERREG 4/ 2 Seas project.
Installation of the first Y-shaped timber at the front of the ship
At the end of June 2009, the first Y-shaped timber, no 10 precisely, was installed at the front of the ship.
Meal at the end of the ACORAM congress. Meal given at the end of the congress held by the Association of Naval Reserve officers, in the presence of Admiral Forissier, admiral of the French fleet.
Mr. Cardin, president of the Association, shows the shipyard to Admiral Forissier and members of the ACORAM.
The photos in this article are by Francois Hanscotte.
A magnificent report by B. Gandossi on Delta TV .
Felling of a huge curved oak in conjunction with the National Forestry Commission.
European Heritage Days
Installation of the deck timbers fore and aft
Start of the installation of the false keel
December 2006 o Christmas market at Gravelines
September 2006 o European heritage festival
o Ceremony with donation of a cheque
May 2006 o Annual outing.
o Opening of a shop at the Leroy Merlin centre.
April 2006 o Installation of the stern post
February 2006 o AGM
o Film projection at Sportica
January 2006 o Installation of part of the stern
July 2004 o Brest 2004
July 2003 o Armada at Rouen 2003
December 2002 o Installation of the first parts of the keel of the Jean Bart and opening of Gravelines Port Royal