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graving dock

[′grāv·iŋ ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
A form of dry dock consisting of an artificial basin fitted with a gate or caisson, into which a vessel can be floated and the water pumped out to expose the vessel's bottom.
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Our idea was to light the inside of the graving dock and we like the idea that the effect will not be seen until you arrive at, or walk past, the graving dock.
Esquimalt naval base and its strategic graving dock were identified for refits of cruisers and below and, if necessary, follow-on battle damage repairs to ships returning from advance naval bases.
A significant capital improvement program is underway now, and when completed, Yantai will be one of the most modern shipyards in the world with one of the world's largest graving docks.
And, of course, the men of Cammell Laird supplied new ships, and its graving docks and 15-acre wet basin were also used for repairs and refits.
BRIDGEND Canoe Club is running the 16th Welsh Open International Canoe Polo Tournament, which will be held at the Graving Docks, Cardiff Bay over the weekend of August 6-7.
Graphically displaying the breadth of its repair skills, the shipyard has a small wooden schooner and one of Europe's biggest ro-ro ferries in adjacent graving docks.
It stayed at the locks overnight to twist its masts in preparation for motoring across the basin at noon to berth in Graving Docks, near Techniquest.
BROCKLEBANK DOCK Tradesmen, labourers and dockers working the ships in the Langton Graving Docks would alight here after the closure of Langton Dock station (1893-1906) in 1906.
Yes - that particular view has gone, but if Mr Swift cares to walk a few steps and wait a little while then he will be able to view the Graces from the seats alongside the canal, or from the windows and steps of the new museum, or from the extended promenade, or from beside the restored graving docks.
It is based at the Graving Docks just outside the Techniquest building.
Mount Stuart graving docks were once the heart of Cardiff's shipping maintenance industry.
With the acquisition of these two yards, Halter now owns or operates 14 drydocks and three graving docks.