THE CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A 33,000 TONS (M) LIFT FLOATING DRYDOCK

The constantly increasing volume of world trade necessitates continuous enlargement of international mechant fleets. The number and size of new ships has risen sharply in recent years. In order to keep up with the demand for new ships, the world's shipyards have had to invest large sums of money, and will be forced to continue to do so in the future. These developments lead in their turn to the necessity for greater service and repair capacities. This paper describes the way in which the installation of a new 33,000-ton floating dock enabled Jacksonville Shipyards. Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA, greatly to enlarge their service and repair capacity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Southeast Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Warnke, H J
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM