Dry Dock

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(Dry) Dock

A structure providing support for a vessel and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed.


Note: 1 When the structure is floating it is usually called in English a floating dock and in German a Schwimmdock.


Note: 2 In French when the structure is fixed it is called a forme de radoub; when the structure is floating it is called a dock flottant.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM