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Repairs at Sea: Floating Dry-Docks of World War II

Apr 17, 2019· Even with the war’s end, their service continued. ABSD-1, the first of the massive floating drydocks in use, continued intermittent service for decades after World War II

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Floating Drydocks: A Noteworthy Innovation That Changed

Mar 22, 2018· Floating Drydocks had been around for a long time before World War 2. But the scope of naval warfare during World War 2 and the Cold War that would follow would test the Navy's ability to maintain vessels in faraway locations. This is part on of the story of docks like USS Los Alamos (AFDB

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US Navy floating dry docks In World War II Chris Chant's

Jan 23, 2017· Capitalising on the success of ARD-1, the US Navy ordered the construction of another 30 Auxiliary Repair Docks (ARDs) during World War II, and most of these were completed between 1942 and 1944. Six of the docks were 485 ft 8 in (148.0 m) long and could accommodate a ship 413 ft (125.9 m) long, 49 ft 4 in (15.0 m) wide and displacing upward of

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The Gigantic Floating Dry Docks That WAR HISTORY ONLINE

Nov 28, 2017· Eventually, it made its way to San Pedro Bay, the Philippines, to be used with U.S. and Allied ships near the end of World War II. After being reclassified as a medium auxiliary floating drydock in 1946, it was renamed Richland in 1968 upon arriving in Apra Harbor when the Vietnam War was reaching its peak.

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The Massive Floating Dry Docks of the WAR HISTORY ONLINE

Sep 26, 2015· There were two different sizes of floating docks created, the largest ones were created using ten sections and could lift 10,000 tons each being 80 feet wide and 256 feet long. Once these sections were welded together, it became a fully assembled dock that was a whopping 133 feet wide, 827 feet long and could lift up to 90,000 tons.

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US Navy Floating dry docks World War 2 Pictures in Color

Dec 18, 2015· During WWII the US Navy created temporary forward base using Service Stations, they allowed the US Navy to operate across the vast reaches of the Pacific ocean for extended periods of time. These Service Squadrons essentially created a major naval base at a location relatively near the area of operation. With a temporary naval base to refit, repair and resupply, many ships were able to

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The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia: Floating Dry Docks

At the time war broke out in the Pacific, the Navy had three steel floating dry docks. One, YFD-2, was assigned to Pearl Harbor and was occupied by destroyer Shaw when the harbor was attacked on 7 December 1941. Both destroyer and dry dock were badly damaged but subsequently repaired.

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HyperWar: Building the Navy's Bases in World War II

The fleet of floating drydocks built by the Bureau of Yards and Docks during World War II was a significant and at times dramatic factor in the Navy's success in waging global war. It had long been recognized that in the event of another world war the fleet would be required to operate in remote waters, and that ships were going to suffer hard

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Dry dock Wikipedia

Another advantage of floating dry docks is that they can be moved to wherever they are needed and can also be sold second-hand. During World War II, the U.S. Navy used such auxiliary floating drydocks extensively to provide maintenance in remote locations. Two examples of these were the 1,000-foot AFDB-1 and the 850-foot AFDB-3.

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Auxiliary repair dock Wikipedia

An Auxiliary repair dock (ARD) is a type of floating drydock employed by the U.S. Navy, especially during World War II.The Navy commissioned 33 ARD vessels: ARD-1 through ARD-33. ARDs were self-sustaining in World War II.ARDs have a rudder to

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MyReporter Were floating dry docks built during WWII

Jun 07, 2011· The two floating concrete dry docks were built for the Navy in the spring of 1944. The dry docks were self-contained and measured 389 feet long by 84 feet wide, Jones said. They were 40 feet deep overall, according to the Department of the Navy

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Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock World War II, Role

After World War II some auxiliary floating dry docks were sold for private use and others were scrapped. In addition to auxiliary floating dry docks, timber floating dry docks were built for use in World War II. Timber floating dry docks had a lift capacity of 400 to 20,000 tons.

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Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock World War II, Role

At the start of World War II, the US Navy had only three steel auxiliary floating dry docks: Auxiliary floating drydock YFD-2,built in 1901, was at Pearl Harbor . YFD-2 was repairing the US destroyer USS Shaw on 7 December 1941 during the attack on the harbor .

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When the US Navy used floating dry docks in anchorages

Feb 01, 2021· There were several classes of floating Drydocks built during WWII, many serving until the 90s when they were no longer capable of docking the USN larger ships built starting in the 70’s. I commanded an ARD-2 Wide Class ARD from 85 87. It was ori...

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During World War 2, how many dry docks did the US Navy

There were 3 dry docks available during World War 2, plus a floating dry dock, but only 1 was fully operational in December 1941. The map shows 3 dry docks on 7 December 1941 but according to what I can find, Dry Dock No. 3 was not built until 194...

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Building the Navy's Bases, vol. I (part II)

The fleet of floating drydocks built by the Bureau of Yards and Docks during World War II was a significant and at times dramatic factor in the Navy's success in waging global war. It had long been recognized that in the event of another world war the fleet would be required to operate in remote waters, and that ships were going to suffer hard

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World War II Database WW2DB

Oct 16, 2019· [Photo] Aerial view of Danziger Werft facilities, date unknown; note two floating drydocks, slips, gasworks containers (far right), and original site of Jan Klawitter Shipyard (peninsula, top right) World War II Database

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‘Titan’ floating dry dock from Norfolk could usher in new

Jun 03, 2020· Bethlehem Steel had employed thousands of shipbuilding workers at Sparrows Point during World War II. More than 650 ships were built there, including many Liberty ships during World War II.

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Wanted: Information on Floating Dry Docks

Nov 13, 2009· Admiralty IX Floating Dock was in use by the Japanese and was targeted (along with the King's Dock) by bombing raids in January 1945. (cf eg p.156, ed. Cate and Craven, Army Air Forces in World War II, volume 5.) 58th Bomb Wing's B-29s reported that they 'sank' the floating dry dock and it settled on the harbour floor. Beats the hell out'a me.

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Photos Taken in Danzig World War II Database

Aerial view of Danziger Werft facilities, date unknown; note two floating drydocks, slips, gasworks containers (far right), and original site of Jan Klawitter Shipyard (peninsula, top right) Danzig street, 29 Aug 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein bombarding Westerplatte, Danzig, 1 Sep 1939. Photo 1 of 2.

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A Huge Floating Drydock Sank and Nearly took Russia’s Only

Nov 03, 2018· Russia does maintain a few other large floating drydocks that can accommodate its ballistic-missile subs—though probably not the larger Admiral Kuznetsov.Two other drydocks

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HyperWar: Administration of the Navy Department in World

During World War II the policy was adopted of commissioning, with a Commanding Officer and a full crew, the floating drydocks attached to the Service Forces or located in the forward areas. The drydock was organized into departments with all technical personnel needed for operation and maintenance.

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Rest-of-World Naval Forces Resources

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Auxiliary repair dock Wikipedia

An Auxiliary repair dock (ARD) is a type of floating drydock employed by the U.S. Navy, especially during World War II.The Navy commissioned 33 ARD vessels: ARD-1 through ARD-33. ARDs were self-sustaining in World War II.ARDs have a rudder to

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MyReporter Were floating dry docks built during WWII

Jun 07, 2011· The two floating concrete dry docks were built for the Navy in the spring of 1944. The dry docks were self-contained and measured 389 feet long by 84 feet wide, Jones said. They were 40 feet deep overall, according to the Department of the Navy

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Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock World War II, Role

After World War II some auxiliary floating dry docks were sold for private use and others were scrapped. In addition to auxiliary floating dry docks, timber floating dry docks were built for use in World War II. Timber floating dry docks had a lift capacity of 400 to 20,000 tons.

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Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock World War II, Role

At the start of World War II, the US Navy had only three steel auxiliary floating dry docks: Auxiliary floating drydock YFD-2,built in 1901, was at Pearl Harbor . YFD-2 was repairing the US destroyer USS Shaw on 7 December 1941 during the attack on the harbor .

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After More Than Half a Century, World War II Drydock to

Mar 25, 2016· Eventually, it made its way to San Pedro Bay, the Philippines, to be used with U.S. and Allied ships near the end of World War II. USS Iowa in a floating drydock in WWII After being reclassified as a medium auxiliary floating drydock in 1946, it was renamed Richland in 1968 upon arriving in Apra Harbor when the Vietnam War was reaching its peak.

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When the US Navy used floating dry docks in anchorages

Feb 01, 2021· There were several classes of floating Drydocks built during WWII, many serving until the 90s when they were no longer capable of docking the USN larger ships built starting in the 70’s. I commanded an ARD-2 Wide Class ARD from 85 87. It was ori...

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During World War 2, how many dry docks did the US Navy

There were 3 dry docks available during World War 2, plus a floating dry dock, but only 1 was fully operational in December 1941. The map shows 3 dry docks on 7 December 1941 but according to what I can find, Dry Dock No. 3 was not built until 194...

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World War II Database WW2DB

Oct 16, 2019· [Photo] Aerial view of Danziger Werft facilities, date unknown; note two floating drydocks, slips, gasworks containers (far right), and original site of Jan Klawitter Shipyard (peninsula, top right) World War II Database

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Wanted: Information on Floating Dry Docks

Nov 13, 2009· Admiralty IX Floating Dock was in use by the Japanese and was targeted (along with the King's Dock) by bombing raids in January 1945. (cf eg p.156, ed. Cate and Craven, Army Air Forces in World War II, volume 5.) 58th Bomb Wing's B-29s reported that they 'sank' the floating dry dock and it settled on the harbour floor. Beats the hell out'a me.

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A Huge Floating Drydock Sank and Nearly took Russia’s Only

Nov 03, 2018· Russia does maintain a few other large floating drydocks that can accommodate its ballistic-missile subs—though probably not the larger Admiral Kuznetsov.Two other drydocks

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USS AFDM-2 Military Wiki Fandom

USS AFDM-2 (YFD-4) is an AFDM-3-class medium auxiliary floating drydock built in Mobile, Alabama by the Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company for the U.S. Navy. Originally named USS YFD-4, Yard Floating Dock-4, she operated by Todd Shipyards at New Orleans, Louisiana for the repair of US ships during World War II. YFD-4 was renamed an Auxiliary Floating Dock Medium AFDM-2 in 1945 after

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Photos Taken in Danzig World War II Database

Aerial view of Danziger Werft facilities, date unknown; note two floating drydocks, slips, gasworks containers (far right), and original site of Jan Klawitter Shipyard (peninsula, top right) Danzig street, 29 Aug 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein bombarding Westerplatte, Danzig, 1 Sep 1939. Photo 1 of 2.

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HyperWar: Administration of the Navy Department in World

During World War II the policy was adopted of commissioning, with a Commanding Officer and a full crew, the floating drydocks attached to the Service Forces or located in the forward areas. The drydock was organized into departments with all technical personnel needed for operation and maintenance.

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‘Titan’ floating dry dock from Norfolk could usher in new

Jun 03, 2020· The largest floating dry dock in Norfolk, Virginia, the Titan, will arrive at the dock at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County on Thursday for