Monday, August 1, 2011

dewey drydock 1906

From 28 December 1905 - 9 July 1906 she underwent the greatest sea-towing feat of it's day. It took four ships to tow the Dewey Dry-dock 12,000 miles from the U.S. East coast across the Atlantic, into the Mediterranean Sea, through the Suez Canal, Red Sea and into the Indian Ocean and ending the journey at Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines.

original subic drydock

1942 start of construction in five different shipyards around USA. the construction was top secret like the making of atomic bomb. it was the original "transformer" and "voltes 5" design as we know it today.
1943 commisioned

1951 towed from pearl to guam
1952 operational in guam

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