Turkish Navy's Submarine Floating Dock Launched

Turkish Navy's Submarine Floating Dock Launched
Submarine Floating Dock Launched

Turkish Navy’s 3,000-ton submarine floating dock is launched today. The dock is built following Turkish Lloyd Classification Rules at the Hicri Ercili Shipyard. Turkish Defence Ministry company ASFAT was the prime contractor of the project. The dock will serve in the overhaul and maintenance of submarines.

The floating dock would serve all submarines, including National Submarine (MİLDEN) and Preveze Class submarines.

The dock is constructed with 2,500 tons of sheet metal, 480 tons of shaped tubes, 320 tons of pipes, 38 pumps of various capacities, sliding panel roof and door systems, and 180 kilometres of power and data cable.

 Submarine Floating Dock Launched

Features of submarine floating dock

90 meters
Length (with overhangs)
105 meters
Width (outer)
25.10 meters
Width (with overhangs)
26.65 meters
Width (inside)
17.05 meters
19.90 meters
Net draft 
12 meters (over the skid deck)
Draft at the baseline
16 meters
Lower safety deck
14.77 meters
Upper safety deck
17.36 meters
Crane deck
19.95 meters
Lifting capacity
3 thousand tons

ASFAT Submarine Floating Dock.pdf