LAND LEVEL SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION FACILITY

Shipbuilding facilities fall into three general categories: inclined ways, building basins, and land level facilities. This paper describes a new facility at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, which is in the latter category. This paper describes a new facility at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, which is in the latter category. This facility is unique in that the ship is lowered from land level on a pontoon in a graving dock. The dock and pontoon are then reflooded to float the ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Wood, F W
    • Salzer, J R
  • Publication Date: 1978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM