July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

First Half Of Drydock ^Virginian' Arrives At Norshipco Yard

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (Norshipco) has taken a significant step in improving its ship repair capabilities with the purchase of a used floating drydock from Verolme Botlek in Rotterdam, the first half of which arrived in Norfolk recently (photo).

When the second half arrives at the shipyard it will be joined with the first half, making a unit 670 feet long and 123 feet wide. The steel dock, named the Virginian, will have a lifting capacity for vessels weighing up to 22,000 tons.

The Virginian will be located at Norshipco's Berkley yard, the largest of the company's three facilities.

The dock is scheduled to be operational by early fall this year.

For additional information on the Virginian as well as free literature fully describing Norshipco's facilities and services, Circle 48 on Reader Service Card

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