Caisson Boston Delivery

The Steel America team launched the new Charlestown Naval Shipyard Drydock #1 Caisson  (“Caisson Boston”) on December 29, 2014. The shops had a big end of the year push to finish her ahead of schedule. Due to unforeseen weather conditions, she took a few extra days to get to the Boston Harbor. However, ultimately she arrived safely at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA thanks to the dedicated work by Intracoastal Marine, Inc. She will be used to hold back the Boston Harbor while specialized maintenance teams overhaul the USS Constitution.

Project Manager, Rick Hudgins said,

“The project management office would like to thank all of the Steel America team and the subcontractors involved for their diligent effort on the construction of Caisson Boston. Due to everyone’s commitment to this project, we delivered the Caisson to the Charlestown Navy Yard in time to support the scheduled dry-docking of the USS Constitution. Hats off to all involved.”

The Steel America team is grateful to be given the opportunity to build this historic landmark.

The Steel America team has now also delivered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Drydock #1 Caisson (“Caisson Norfolk”). She was christened and set in the water on January 22nd, 2015.

Caisson Boston delivery - Steel America

See the video below from the Official USS Constitution Museum vimeo account of the installation/floating of the new Charlestown Naval Shipyard Drydock #1 Caisson  (“Caisson Boston”) :

 

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