4,000-Ton Drydock 'H.S. Geneen' Ch ristened At Delta Shipyard

Mrs. June Geneen recently christened a new 4,000-ton floating drydock, H.S. Geneen (shown above), named in honor of her husband Harold S. Geneen, Delta Services board chairman. The dock was designed and built by Delta Shipyard, a division of Delta Services Industries, Houma, La.

Ralph Arceneaux, president of Delta Shipyard, welcomed the more than 500 guests at the ceremony. Leon Toups, president and chief executive officer of Delta Services Industries, introduced the members of the board of directors and officers of the company which included Harold S. Geneen, the guest speaker.

The blessing was given by Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux bishop of the Houma- T h i b o d a u x d i o c e s e , and Father Gerard Hayes, pastor of St. Anthony Church.

This new drydock is one of the most advanced and versatile in the area. It enables Delta to drydock and repair inland and coastal drill barges, drill tenders, oilfield supply vessels, seagoing tugs, suction and bucket dredges, crane barges, and offshore tank and deck barges.

The drydock has a pumping capacity of 22,000 gallons per minute. The pontoon is 200 feet long and the span between the 18- foot-high wingwalls is 92 feet. At full submergence the depth of water over the pontoon is 16 feet.

The drydock was designed to meet the rules of the American Bureau of Shipping, and is documented by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Located near the junction of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Houma Navigational Channel, this drydock and associated shore facilities will greatly complement Delta's present 25-acre complex for marine repair and new construction.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 58,  Oct 15, 1981

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