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Shippingport (ARDM 4)

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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.


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Crew List:

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.


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The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SHIPPINGPORT at Submarine Base New London, Conn., on October 15, 2015.



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