Front cover image for History of American naval dry docks : a key ingredient to a maritime power

History of American naval dry docks : a key ingredient to a maritime power

eBook, English, ©2003
Noesis, Arlington, Va., ©2003
1 online resource (ix, 170, [33] pages : illustrations, maps)
The world's first dry docks
American shipyards emerge
The birth of the United States Navy and United States naval shipyards
A war and a new commitment for a Navy and new facilities
A new dry dock at the New York Navy Yard: largest in the world
More dry docks emerge and dry docks on the west coast emerge
Naval repair facility expansion plans continued on the east coast
The salvaging of the Merrimack in the Norfolk (Gosport) Navy Yard dry dock
Post war pause in the east, but continued expansion in the west
Post Civil War doldrums end and iron hulls mean more drydockings
The battleship age and a new global view
Global reach and the need for a forward deployed floating dry dock
Graving docks on the west coast and Hawaii become the priority
Panama Canal completes, World War I starts and dry dock construction surges
Preparations for another war
World War II begins
On the road to recovery and ultimate victory
Floating dry docks during World War II and beyond
Post World War II high water mark for U.S. Navy graving docks
Other U.S. Navy ship drydocking facilities
New innovations in ship transport and repair
A 21st century need lives on for this age old process
Conclusion: A maritime nation needs to remain aware of her required maritime capacity Free eBook from the Internet Archive Additional information and access via Open Library