Re: US Navy Floating Dry Docks
Great to see your comprehensive and informative posts now covering US floating docks.
Some brief notes for your consideration are;
1 In the "United States Navy Reference Manual" dated 1st Sept 1945, ARD4is absent and does not appear in its sequential list of ARDs-perhaps it was cancelled.
2 The picture noted as being ARD4 is actually another picture of ARD1
3 The same picture crops up in Navsource as being YFD82, but the displacement and length parameters are much greater than those for ARD1 so its not a case where ARD1 was redesignated at some stage but just a misidentification.
Please keep up the investigations and posts , they are much appreciated