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Drydock 1, a hundred year old concrete boat

July 17, 2009
Destroyers in CNSY Drydock 1, undated

Destroyers in CNSY Drydock 1, undated

When you get down to it, the shape of the drydock is boat-like. Since it sits in the water (Cooper River and groundwater, if it didn’t weigh enough it would float out of the ground. The structure is mostly concrete with large stone blocks on its surfaces. Its dimensions are robust. How thick do you think the floor of the drydock might be?

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