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Definition of the noun floating dock

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  1. dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised


  1. Floating dock: A floating dock is a platform or ramp supported by pontoons. It is usually joined to the shore with a gangway. The pier is usually held in place by vertical poles referred to as pilings, which are embedded in the seafloor or by anchored cables.
  2. Floating dock: A floating dock, floating harbour or wet dock is a dock alongside a tidal waterway that maintains a constant level, despite the changing tides.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks (2008)

by W. Craig Gaines

Formerly the CSS New Orleans or Pelican Floating Dock. Fitted out in 1861 in New Orleans or Algiers, La., from the Pelican Floating Dock as a floating battery. Was scuttled with its guns aboard and set adrift on March 12, 1862, at Island No.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Cargo Handling (2015)

by Peter Brodie

Floating dock Floating structure used for repairing ships out of the water. It is capable of being partially submerged to enable the ships to enter and leave. Floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel or Floating production, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

contains space for four large ships, a very extensive Floating Dock, forges, saw-yard, and all the establishments necessarily attached to a ...

Google previewDictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (1981)

by James L. Mooney

AFD — auxiliary floating dock. AFDB — large auxiliary floating dry dock (nsp.) AFDL — small auxiliary floating dry dock (nsp.) AFDM — medium auxiliary floating dry dock (nsp.) AFS — combat store ship. AG — miscellaneous auxiliary.

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

floating dock (floating dry dock) A “deck that floats, enabling it to be positioned around a ship so that the water can be drained to form a dry dock.

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