A general photo of French Creek
Under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French fleet departed with 30,000 men with the aim of occupying Egypt.
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On 9th June 1798, Grandmaster of the Order of St. John, Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim, refused to cooperate with Napoleon's request for water and food supplies.
In response to this refusal, Napoleon immediately ordered Valletta to be bombarded, which ultimately resulted in the French occupation of Malta. The French Creek got its name from this historical event and was the site where Napoleon Bonaparte landed in 1798.
When the dockyard creek became too full they developed this area in the period 1861 up to and including 1909, for maritime purposes and created drydocks 2 and 6 which nowadays are still in full use.
Now there are 270.000 square metres ship-building area. In this area one can find cranes with a lift capacity of 1250 tons. Directly at the entrance there is drydock no 6 with along it Ça Spica Pier’.
If cruise ships can not berth at the quay in Valletta anymore than they berth at this quay.
Ships can be built in this area, can be renovated, rehabilitated and/or maintained. One can find here the following mentioned drydocks ( length x breadth x depth in metres and ft. ):
no 2 - 164 x 38,4 x 8,8 ( 538 x 126 x 28,9 ft );
no 3 - 144 x 31,7 x 8,8 with retractable roof ( 472 x 104 x 28.9 ft );
no 4 - 262 x 40 x 8,5 ( 859 x 131 x 27,8 ft );
no 5 - 216 x 3 x 8,5 ( 708 x 27,8 x 9,8 ft );
no 6 - 362 x 62 x 9,3 ( 1187 x 203 x 30,5 ft );
no 7 - 98 x 35 x 3,4 ( 321 x 115 x 11,15 ft ).
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Photos below: Overview of the French creek from the air.
Photo below: Dock 2 and 3. Dock 3 has a fully extendable roof.
Photo below: Dock number 6
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