Avondale shipbuilders operate and monitor the powerful jacks pushing LPD 23
Avondale shipbuilders operate and monitor the powerful jacks pushing LPD 23 onto Avondale’s big floating dry dock for the ship’s launching milestone in mid-February.
Anchorage (LPD 23) Pushed Onto Dry Dock
Anchorage (LPD 23), the seventh San-Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship being built by NGSB-GC, was successfully translated over two positions and into the big floating dry dock recently at Avondale in preparation for its mid-February launch.
The roll-over crew operated and monitored the powerful jacks that pushed the huge ship over in synchronized precision. “Our shipbuilders did an outstanding job with this roll-over and it was one of the smoothest and fastest translations I have seen,” said Raymond Lewis, dry dock operator workleaderman, who has worked at Avondale for 40 years. "All crafts worked together as a team, including ship fitters, welders, riggers, and other departments, making sure that we didn’t have any problems during the two-day event.
The entire roll-over team is to be congratulated for a job well done.” Dock master Freddie Plaisance, who supervised the translation, agreed that the LPD 23 roll-over was accomplished safely and without incident. “Our experienced shipbuilders did a fantastic job of closely monitoring the entire two-day process and achieving another successful milestone for this ship,” he said.
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