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MIL-HDBK-1029/1 1989 Edition, January 31, 1989
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Superseded By: UFC 4-213-10
GRAVING DRYDOCKS
Includes all amendments and changes through Cancellation Notice 1, July 5, 2012
Additional Comments: CNCL REFER TO UFC 4-213-10
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This section deals with the selection of an exact location and type of drydock construction. It is assumed that the general vicinity, such as a specific shipyard, has been selected, that the size of ship to be accommodated has been determined, and that the drydock function (that is. shipbuilding or repair) has been decided. Consideration must be given to strategic site selection to meet present or future naval requirements, ease of defense, and general accessibility to and from the sea.

Generally, specify as many requirements as possible from those considerations necessary for an ideal site. For drydocks constructed on nonideal sites, compromises are necessary regarding desirable factors. Drydock concepts encompass a variety of types, conditions, capabilities, performances, and cost effectiveness. NAVFAC P-442, Economic Analysis Handbook, presents policies and procedures for evaluation of interdependent technical and economic factors which permit a selection among alternatives, to arrive at an optimum drydocking facility for stated mission at a given geographic location. Evaluation shall be based on life cycle costs including initial investment, operation, maintenance, and terminal value.

This handbook, MIL-HDBK-1029/1, Graving Drydocks, cancels and supersedes NAVFAC DM-29.1 of May 1982.