How often is a floating dock dry docked? And where?
AFD, Admiralty Floating Dock, Two were built in drydock in Portsmouth lateI can remember in Falmouth that AFD 35 was docked in AFD 5 on one occasion,this must have been in the late 1950's. I think that that was the last time that AFD 5 was used. Eventually she was towed away but sunk under tow.
I am not sure what happened to the smaller floating docks.
Maybe some one could fill in the missing details
Greetings All Members
I have an Avid interest in Naval Heraldry, and am trying to find out all i can about the Crests /Badges of Admiralty Floating Docks i have badges for Floating Docks Number 20 58 and 60, i have rea about AFD 17 , and Also AFD 23 , so it follows that they had consecitive Numbers and it looks like they are all missing , once again lost to History
I would appreciate any information about the badges /Crests of any Floating Docks that any members have any knowledge of
Mr. Turkovic, (Chief Supt. Texaco Europe), must have really lost his rag with the shipyard!(Cloud)Not many masters have had their ship sink in a floating dock. Well I am one.
When I was master of "Texaco Westminster" she was wrecked in the largest floating docking the Medi at that time at Palermo in 1973.