Design and Construction of Navy's Largest Drydock

by S.P. Zola,
P.M. Boothe,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 53-84

Document Type: Journal Paper


Drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash; structure will be 1180 ft long from head end to outboard face, 180 ft wide at coping, and 61 ft deep; sidewalls were designed as cantilevers supported by 7 ft thick floor slab; dock will be built entirely in dry, within cofferdam structure, comprising dams and lines of steel sheet piles; description of special pressure relief system and dewatering pump system.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Construction management | Steel piles | Shipyards | Head (fluid mechanics) | Cantilevers | Floors | Slabs

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