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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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.
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.
It was to this hallowed ground in 1955 that I was fortunate to obtain an engineering apprenticeship with The London Graving Dock Co.
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.
After the pontoons were completed, the tide gates were opened at high tide to flood the graving dock and float the pontoons.
Early this year, when a long-term Greek owner, a leading operator of VLCCs, had a number of requirements for the docking of large tankers, the trouble was that the yard's 500,000 dwt graving dock was fully booked.
Largs Bay, sister ship to Jervis Bay, also built in 1922, viewed from the stern in graving dock Top to bottom: Fleet approaches Crosby led by HMS Illustrious, 9.
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.
When she left school the Second World War was about to start so she worked for a short time in an insurance office before being sent to work in the offices at the 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.
As previously disclosed by the Company, the graving dock at our Texas facility flooded unexpectedly in the fourth quarter of 2011 when soil washed out from under the graving dock floor, which allowed water from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to enter the dock through the floor and caused damage to a portion of the graving dock slab.