drydock : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
  • v  maneuver (a ship) into a drydock

  • After pumping out the drydock, workers could recover bodies of crewmen and remove the 1.
  • Off Borkum Reef, the 200-foot drydock that he was towing last week reared high on two gigantic waves, broke in two, sank.
  • Last week the Navy Department told how it proposed to overcome this difficulty with a $15,000,000 floating drydock, a strange craft that would not seem out of place among the .
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  • Fire damages tug at Norfolk shipyard
    NORFOLK-Crews working on a tug in drydock at a Norfolk shipyard sparked fire early Tuesday, firefighters said. Firefighters were called to Colonna's Shipyard on E. Indian River around 1:00 a.m. to fight fire on the tugboat Pamlico. The tug, which is from Morehead City, NC, has been in drydock for four-to-six weeks, said fire department spokesman Capt. Mike Hicks. The fire started as workers were ...
    June 18, 2013 - 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads

  • Susan Collins in KeepMEcurrent.com
    I am particularly pleased that the committee agreed to my request to include $20.6 million for a new drydock facility at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery,Collins said. "This drydock is essential for the shipyard's future work on...

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