Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 23:15 am

The second-oldest vessel in the Navy is back on the job at Little Creek

The second-oldest vessel in the Navy is back on the job at Little Creek
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story's floating drydock, named Dynamic, is 76 years old — the oldest active vessel in the Navy’s fleet after the sailing frigate USS Constitution.

The second-oldest vessel in the Navy is back on the job at Little Creek The 76-year old auxiliary floating drydock Dynamic has just completed an overhaul.(Tribune News Service) — Sometimes even a maintenance facility needs maintenance, and after a four-month overhaul, Little Creek’s floating drydock will be ready to start working on vessels next month.Dynamic is a key element of the Mid Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center at Little Creek.“We have several landing craft units that need emergent repairs,” Hatfield said.

It handles work on Landing Craft Utility boats, patrol craft, Mine Countermeasure minesweepers, the smaller Minehunter Coastal ships designed to work in shallow waters close to shore and yard tugs.It also works on the Army’s Landing Craft Mechanized vessels and small vessels for the Department of Homeland Security.

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