BAE Systems names its 950-feet dry dock in San Diego

Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Systems held a ceremony on Saturday afternoon to name its new floating dry dock that it received in December last year.

At 950 feet long and capable of lifting 55,000 long tons, BAE Systems’ new dry dock is the largest floating dry dock in California, according to the company.

Paired with another dry dock at the shipyard, the new dock will be maintaining the growing U.S. Navy fleet in San Diego, and in keeping those ships and sailors in their homeport for maintenance and repairs.

Later this month, the San Diego-based amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) will be the first ship to be serviced in the new dry dock, BAE Systems said.

 

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