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The beautiful QE2 is 963 ft long, 105 ft wide, and draws 32-1/2 ft of water. The big Bayonne graving dock measures 1,100 x 140 ft, and shows 40 ft of water over the blocks at mean high tide.
BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY—It's deep enough, long enough and wide enough to engage the QUEEN
ELIZABETH 2, world's largest active passenger liner.
It's the former Navy drydock, operated by Beth- lehem, located at the Military Ocean Terminal in New York Harbor. Bethlehem leases this drydock and adjacent facilities from the U.S. Government and operates it as an integral part of our repair yard at Hoboken, a few miles north on the Jersey shore.
This visit of the QE2 was for her annual overhaul —plus extensive boiler and propeller work, and a wide variety of repairs and modifications throughout the ship. It was the third time in as many years she has come to Bethlehem for servicing. With our expertise in all phases of repair and our demonstrated ability to perform on schedule, we look forward to retaining her favor.
Ship Repair Sales: One State St. Plaza, New York, NY 10004
Cables: BETHSHIP New York • Telex: 222-847 or 421-604 • Phone: (212) 558-9500
Drydocks in Baltimore, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Harbors, and at Beaumont, Texas.
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