In today's modern shipyard, an important tool is a crane of heavy lift capacity. A 1200-ton gantry crane, with a span of 119 m (390 ft) between the rails, was recently put into service at the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Quincy, Massachusetts. The paper discribes some design aspects of the crane and the assembly and erection of this massive engineering structure.

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    • Presented at the October 29, 1976 meeting of the New England section of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Graff, R O
    • Jewell, P R
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00157717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM