Friday, March 15, 2013

World War II's Floating Docks

Until the March 11th entry, I had not heard much about floating docks.

From Wikipedia.

During World War II, more than 150 floating docks were constructed in the United States and 78 saw action in battle zones.  Of them, 44 were used for commercial ships, 21 for naval activity, 3 to the Army, 2 for the Coast Guard, 5 sent to the United Kingdom.

They were classified as PFDs, for floating drydocks.

One was lost in action and another sunk at the Bikini Island atomic tests after the war.

Now, You Know.  --GreGen

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