Colonna's Begins Repair Of U.S. Navy Frigate Under $3-Million Contract

Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., has begun work on a $3.05-million Navy contract for repairs to the frigate USS Donald B. Beary (FF- 1085).

The USS Donald B. Beary was docked in early December, and the work is scheduled to be completed at the end of this month. She is the first frigate to be docked in Colonna's floating drydock.

The contract calls for hull repairs, sandblasting and coating, boiler repairs, electronics and weapons repair and installation, CHT modifications, installation of a Halon firefighting system, modifications to the fin stabilizers and miscellaneous deck machinery repairs.

Colonna's Shipyard, founded in 1875, is a family-owned, full-service shipyard with facilities to provide ship repairs for government and commercial vessels up to 800 feet.

Plant facilities include a 17,200-tonsteel floating drydock, three marine railways and complete shop and pier facilities.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 48,  Feb 1989

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