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Old 07-11-2013, 04:09
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Default Re: US Navy Floating Dry Docks

Re: the controversy over ARD 4, my research indicates that ARDs 3 & 4 were never built. ARD 2 is still in Mexican service as ADI-1 as is ARD 5 as Talcahuano and ARD 11 as ADI-2. I believe the ARDs were "Camel" docks.

As an aside, the official designation AFDL is Small Auxiliary Floating Drydock [non self propelled]. They were, before 1946, classified as AFD - Mobile Floating Drydocks. For all of its purported logical basis, USN classification sometimes takes off for left field.
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