USS Missouri (SSN-780) Undocked at Pearl Harbor

October 23, 2019 – Two weeks after Dry Dock #1 celebrated its centennial, USS Missouri (SSN-780) successfully undocked from the dry dock on Sept. 4, 2019. The undocking was a collaborative effort among the project team, ship’s force, and shipyard docking team in order to execute a safe and timely evolution. “The whole docking team really came together to perform…

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Navy Collaborates with Industry to Double Dock Destroyers

October 11, 2019 – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) supported the double docking of USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in BAE Systems – Ship Repair’s dry dock, the Pride of California, on Oct. 8. “The double docking effort by Industry and the Navy team is a great example of increasing agility with resources available,” said James…

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USS Barry completes dry dock period in Japan

December 3, 2018 – USS Barry (DDG 52) left the dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, and concluded a routine Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA), Dec. 3. Barry began its DSRA period November 2017 at the Navy’s Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) Yokosuka, where a SRF-JRMC team and Barry’s crew worked to repair and modernize…

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Historic shipyard caissons on sale in disposal effort

For sale: Unique 1911 and 1918 watercraft. VERY low mileage. 4.5 million pounds of history in these must-see models. Clean titles, no accidents. Need some TLC. You haul. Best offer. The classified ad isn’t real, but the opportunity is. After a combined 207 years of service to the Navy and the nation, two massive caissons used to seal off dry…

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Dry dock reopened to boost warship engineering support

The arrival of a new caisson at Portsmouth Naval Base has enabled a former dry dock to be reopened for the first time since 2002. This multimillion pound uplift will increase the level of engineering support and warship maintenance on the base, boosting operational capability. Reopening this dock takes the base capability up to 11 dry docks which can support…

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Heritage dock delivers for future fleet

The drydock at Garden Island in Sydney is one of Defence’s oldest pieces of infrastructure. So what happens there? At the time of its construction, the naval dry dock in Sydney Harbour was the largest and most complex engineering task ever undertaken in Australia, surpassed only by the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme in the 1950s. Officially known as the Captain…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 23, 2017

Antensan USA Inc.,* Alexandria, Virginia (N39430-18-D-2007); Long Wave Inc.,* Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (N39430-18-D-2008); Shape Construction Inc.,* Poulsbo, Washington (N39430-18-D-2009); SiteMaster Inc.,* Tulsa, Oklahoma (N39430-18-D-2010); and Tower Inspection Inc.,* Muskogee, Oklahoma (N39430-18-D-2011), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award design-build construction contract for maintenance and repair of communication facilities located at naval installations worldwide. The maximum dollar value for all…

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Vigor inks deal to acquire a third drydock for Seattle

April 17, 2017 – Building on its ongoing investments in critical infrastructure and fulfilling a promise to customers to expand West Coast drydock capacity, Vigor has entered into an agreement to purchase a drydock from a Korean seller. At 640 feet long with a clear width of 116 feet, the new dock will be the third, and largest, at Vigor’s…

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