Arsenal de Marine Nationale Francaise

(French naval dockyard)

Cherbourg, France

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Cherbourg Naval Dockyard, dating from the eightteenth century. With the other naval dockyards, separated from the Marine Nationale in 1961 under the Directions des Constructions et Armes Navales (DCAN) and later transformed into Direction des Construction Navales in 1991. Formed into a fully state-owned private limited company in 2001 and renamed DCN, later DCNS after Thales took a 25% stake in 2007 and finally renamed Naval Group in 2017