On June 2, BAE Systems’ Norfolk shipyard sent its largest floating drydock, called Titan, to Baltimore for six months of lifecycle maintenance at the Sparrow’s Point shipyard. The floating drydock was towed by two ocean-going tugs, with two additional tugs in escort.
With a lifting capacity of 52,500 tons, Titan is capable of lifting all of the Navy’s non-nuclear ships homeported in Hampton Roads. It is the first time Titan has left the port in nearly 30 years. The work performed on Titan at the Baltimore shipyard will extend its service life for another 20 to 25 years.
The 950 feet long, 192 feet wide and 82 feet tall drydock is scheduled to return in November 2020.