New Wharf Covers Trident Submarines

by Richard Walsh, Construction Worker; Walsh Construction Company, Strickland Rd., P.O. Box 214, Cos Cob, CT 06807,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1989, Vol. 59, Issue 1, Pg. 62-65

Document Type: Feature article


The U.S. Navy's newer fleet of Trident-class submarines requires upgraded support facilities. Work has continued on expanding the base at Kings Bay, Georgia. The explosive handling wharf required extensive site work, including soil densification, removing old piles and dredging. 70% of new piles on the project were battered. This required tight production control on placement. Wharf building covered entire wharf area and was assembled using several cranes in delicate marine-land-based operation.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Submerging | Piles | Bays | Developing countries | Explosions | Dredging | Cranes | Georgia | United States

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