DESIGN: GRAVING DRYDOCKS
|Publication Date:||15 August 2002|
This section deals with the selection of an exact location and type of drydock construction. It is assumed that the general vicinity, such as a specific shipyard, has been selected, that the size of ship to be accommodated has been determined, and that the drydock function (that is. shipbuilding or repair) has been decided. Consideration must be given to strategic site selection to meet present or future naval requirements, ease of defense, and general accessibility to and from the sea.