Turkish Navy's Submarine Floating Dock Launched

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Turkish Navy's 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.

Turkish Navy

Features of submarine floating dock

Length90 meters
Length (with overhangs)105 meters
Width (outer)25.10 meters
Width (with overhangs)26.65 meters
Width (inside)17.05 meters
Depth19.90 meters
Net draft12 meters (over the skid deck)
Draft at the baseline16 meters
Lower safety deck14.77 meters
Upper safety deck17.36 meters
Crane deck19.95 meters
Lifting capacity3 thousand tons
ASFAT Submarine Floating Dock.pdf

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