Antwerp heritage


Napoleon ordered a series of slipways to be built near the present-day Cockerillkaai. They were part of the shipyard where a war fleet was to be built.

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  • Launch of the ship of the line 'Charlemagne'
  • Shipyard in Antwerp during the Napoleonic era
  • View of the shipyards at Antwerp
  • The shipyards and Saint Michael’s Abbey in 1814
  • Wood structures of Napoleon’s shipyards exposed during an archaeological survey (2004)
  • Wooden foundation post, with a metal tip, found during the archaeological survey
  • Map for the realignment of the Scheldt quays
  • Inauguration of the new Scheldt quays in 1885