no coat of arms
The SHIPPINGPORT is one of the Navy's two medium auxiliary repair dry docks. It was the first floating dry dock built for the US Navy since World War II.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: April 5, 1977|
|Launched: September 2, 1977|
|Delivered: January 4, 1979|
|Builder: Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Md.|
|Length: 492 feet (149.96 meters)|
|Beam: 96 feet (29.26 meters)|
|Displacement: 5,400 tons|
|Lifting Capacity: 7,800 tons|
|Homeport: Groton, Ct.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard the SHIPPINGPORT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
SHIPPINGPORT Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the SHIPPINGPORT at BAE Ship Repair at Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2010, near the end of its overhaul there. The overhaul included a docking in dry dock TITAN for the SHIPPINGPORT.
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SHIPPINGPORT at Submarine Base New London, Conn., on October 15, 2015.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the SHIPPINGPORT undergoing overhaul at Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., on October 9, 2023.