Hepburn, Captain Richard Manassas, Virginia.
Robertson, Lemuel C. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia.
- Reasons for dry-docking
- Frequency of dry-docking
- Types of dry docks
- Marine railway
- Hull preservation and maintenance
- Additional Readings
The removal of a ship from its water environment, which needs to be done periodically to repaint the underwater portion of the hull, repair components exposed to the water, and conduct repairs and modernizations requiring cuts in the hull. At first, ships were just beached at low tide. This practice gave way to use of a marine railway where ships were hauled up the beach on rails.
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