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 a smooth and successful undocking,” said Code 300.24 Command Dock Master Joseph Medeiros. “These evolutions are very complex and high-risk, and every shop and code involved executed their portions very…

Read More

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 Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. “The concept of double docking Stethem and Decatur can pay long-term dividends to our maintenance planning, strategies and execution…

Read More

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 the ship. “I am extremely proud of the entire Barry and SRF-JRMC team and the dedication, hard work and perseverance it took to get the ship to this point,” said…

Read More

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 docks at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility are for sale. Known only as Old Caissons 2 and 3, these enormous floating gates were once used to hold…

Read More

Charles de Gaulle Undocked May 16

Google Translation February 2017: after 30 rounds of the world, 41,000 catapultings and more than fifteen years of operational missions, the aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” enters the basin to begin its revival in mid-life, intended to guarantee its operational excellence during the next 20 years. Leaving the basin on May 16, 2018, the site will now continue afloat for a few more months. From propulsion to the combat system, to the aircraft maintenance shops, all aircraft carrier facilities are concerned to give the aircraft carrier potential for the next…

Read More

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 ships up to the size of a Type 45 destroyer. Captain Bill Oliphant, Captain of the Base said, “Today is a significant moment in the regeneration of Portsmouth Naval Base.…

Read More

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 Cook Graving Dock, the facility has been in operation since 1945 and is an impressive 345 metres by 45 metres, 14 metres deep and holds around 260 million liters of…

Read More

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 five contracts combined is $99,000,000. The work to be performed provides for maintenance and repair of communications towers and adjacent support facilities at naval communications stations and other similar locations.…

Read More

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 Harbor Island shipyard. “The purchase of another drydock in Seattle allows Vigor to better service valued  customers like Washington State Ferries, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy,” notes Adam…

Read More