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Hull work?
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:40:50 AM »
Heard the Torsk is being prepped for a tow to a yard for hull inspection.  What's the latest?

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 05:04:55 PM »
Hi Lance,

She's prepped and ready to go. Waiting on several factors, including weather.

Hopefully later this week we'll go!

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 06:52:48 PM »
Well,  Mother Nature is showing her hand. Ship movement once again delayed. Possibly first of the week. We shall see!

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 03:31:26 PM »
If you guys can, post a few pics of her out of the water.

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 05:07:34 PM »
Hey Mark!

I plan on getting as many pix of her as possible. Hopefully we'll be allowed to go into the drydock at some point while she's on the blocks and get pix. I do have a few of her from 1986 when she was in the same dock for hull work. See below for one of the shots.

The plan at the moment is to leave on Sunday at 0900. Keep your fingers crossed!

Gil

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 08:16:58 PM »
All,

the Torsk is setting on her keel blocks right now, pictures I am sure will be coming soon.. BZ to the crew whom stayed onboard for three days and then lovingly put her on her keel blocks

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 05:14:49 PM »
Photo taken today by Jim Reeb. The dock is nearly dry.

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 11:16:23 PM »
Photo taken today by Jim Reeb. The dock is nearly dry.

Gil

What a shot!  This is something really amazing to see.

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 06:14:25 PM »
A few more pix taken yesterday and today. Sandblasting is scheduled to start Saturday, weather permitting.

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 09:13:07 AM »
Sandblasting started on Friday.

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 03:05:04 PM »
keep looking for the like button  :crazy2:
darn facebook

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 04:27:36 PM »
LOL Wesley!

Torsk does have a Facebook page - head on over there and LIKE all you want!

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »
If only i could go to that dry dock and see that boat that would be amazing
I am a fan of the batfish and the U-505 i have been interested in world war 2 since i was little my dad and his father and my dads fathers mother served in wars i am interested in the Submarine war of world war 2 and someday i want to be a marine archaeologist and or a world war 2 historian

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 02:49:20 PM »
Photo taken today by Jim Reeb. The dock is nearly dry.

Gil

How do they do this?  Do they position the concrete blocks before the dock is flooded and then guide the boat to that spot?  How do they keep the wood on top before the boat settles?  Divers?  How do you set the side wedges to keep it from rolling off?  Not much dry dock work happens here in the midwest.   :D

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Re: Hull work?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2013, 11:53:33 PM »
Jim,

You are correct in how a ship is put on keel blocks, I did that with the USS Honolulu (SSN 718) in '93 and yes the drydock was set up for a first flight 688 keel block layout (i.e. the blocks are different heights to match the keel curvature) once the boat is over top of the keel blocks and verified by divers the drydock is then slowly drained (it takes hours to complete) using numerous divers verifying its position constantly until it is firmly setting on the blocks.