U.S.S. Laffey & U.S.C.G.C. Ingham Drydock Photos, 2009

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U.S.S. Laffey & U.S.C.G.C. Ingham Drydock Photos, 2009

  1. 1. Detyens Shipyard, N. Charleston, SC 26 August - 17 December 2009 Joseph Lombardi Marine Surveyor Ocean Technical Services, LLC. 10 Dalton Avenue Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
  2. 2. <ul><li>Joseph Lombardi, Principal Surveyor of Ocean Technical Services, LLC. was engaged as shipyard Project Manager for the simultaneous drydocking, restorations and towing of the destroyer U.S.S. LAFFEY and cutter U.S.C.G.C. INGHAM, both National Historic Landmark vessels, at the Detyens Shipyard, N. Charleston, SC in 2009. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>U.S.S. LAFFEY </li></ul><ul><li>Last Sumner class destroyer in existence. </li></ul><ul><li>National Historic Landmark vessel in </li></ul><ul><li>danger of sinking at berth. Patriots Point </li></ul><ul><li>looks for options. At-sea disposal is ex- </li></ul><ul><li>plored, but poor condition of hull pre- </li></ul><ul><li>ludes open ocean disposal without </li></ul><ul><li>drydocking for repairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs & scope of remediation for vessel </li></ul><ul><li>for at-sea disposal and hull repairs </li></ul><ul><li>needed prior to offshore tow dictate that </li></ul><ul><li>the vessel be restored. </li></ul>
  4. 8. Because of internal structural degradation, support for 850 tons of machinery with wire straps to maindeck with I-beams distributing working loads of components necessary.
  5. 9. U.S.S. LAFFEY uneventfully towed to Detyens Shipyard for drydock repairs, Aug. 2009. McAllister tug towing vessel.

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