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dry dock

a basin-like structure that is large enough to admit a ship and that can be pumped dry for work on the ship's bottom

dry dock

[′drī ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
A dock providing support for a vessel and a means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed.
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The warship will be dry-docked at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard until Friday November 19 and is closed to visitors until November 20.
Navy has awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation ("Todd Pacific" or the "Company"), a $11,966,707 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-04-C-4152 in support of repairs and alterations performed during the Dry-Docked Planned Incremental Availability ("DPIA") of the USS John C.
Navy has awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation ("Todd Pacific" or the "Company"), a $19,391,989 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-04-C-4152 in support of repairs and alterations performed during the Dry-Docked Planned Incremental Availability ("DPIA") of the USS John C.