Side launching broad beam ships presented a problem due to annual variations in river level which would have required substantial extension of the ways into the river. The paper describes the design of a floating drydock with a removable wing wall on one side that still allows vessels to be moved sideways and then off-loaded onto the floating drydock for final launching. Provides a general description and dimensions, equipment fitted, mooring system, and stability calculations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to the Gulf Section of SNAME Sept. 5, 1975, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Bamba, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM