graving dock


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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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LIVERPOOL Maritime Museum was lit up spectacularly as local designers illuminated one of the graving docks.
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.
CRANEAGE The yard's large graving dock is equipped with one 100-tonne capacity crane and one 15-tonne capacity crane, both with a maximum outreach of 65 m.
For more information on the communication plan or the Hood Canal Bridge Graving Dock communications plan, contact Lloyd Brown at 360-357-2789 or brownl@wsdot.
The report calls for the city to increase the number of dry dock and graving dock facilities to meet the growing demand in the harbor.
Some of the largest liners in the world docking at Southampton in the 1930s, including the Queen Mary, also seen, left, | |dwarfing onlookers at the port's King George Graving Dock |dwarfing onlookers at the port's King George Graving Dock
The Corps has allowed construction to proceed that will cover over a Civil War-era graving dock on the site with a parking lot--an act that will forever tarnish the historic character of the site and weaken the city's maritime industry, according to the MAS.
Analysis by Arup indicates that the security package provides sufficient resources to deal with worst-case construction scenarios including inundation of graving dock, bulkhead failure of tunnel segment during towing from graving dock to project location, and joint failure of the existing Midtown Tunnel.
Plans for Phase 2 include the construction of a graving dock with added facilities for offshore projects.
Passengers board from the Historic Graving Dock by Harry Ramsden's.
The SS Nomadic and Hamilton Graving Dock are key links in that story and this project canhas the potential to play a significant part in 2012 centenary commemorations.
Business at the yard is booming with its 500,000 dwt graving dock fully booked until mid-April.