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Anchor of the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc

"Anchor of the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc offered to the city of Rouen, his godmother, on September 1, 2010."

The Jeanne d'Arc (hull number R97) is a French helicopter carrier cruiser. It was built by the arsenal of Brest from 1959 to 1964. Floated under the provisional name of La Résolue, he received the name of Jeanne d'Arc on 16 July 1964 at the disarmament of its predecessor, the school cruiser Jeanne d'Arc. The Jeanne d'Arc returned from his final mission on May 27, 2010 and was removed from service on June 7, 2010.

On November 27, 2012, its anchor is installed at the end of the Lacroix island in Rouen.

The shot was taken in june 2014, in the end of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

Reference : (translated with help of Google Traduction)

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Copyright: Franck Masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10680x5340
Taken: 12/06/2014
Uploaded: 29/06/2014


Tags: anchor; helicopter carrier; jeanne d'arc; lacroix island; rouen; france; hdr; enfuse
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