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Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock
Frank Morrill 1945
Jeff Hutchingson 2003
This drydock serviced US Navy vessels, including USS New York BB-34 during February - March 1945, repairing her propellers.
Frank Morrill adds:
Dr. Marshall Lowry adds:
On April 22, 1945 at 1400 A6M2 Zero modified two seater piloted by Shimbo with Ensign Chuhei Okubo overflew Seeadler Harbor at 14,000 and observed two "aircraft carriers", actually floating dry docks. On April 27, 1945 attacked by B5N2 Kate piloted by Nagai which released its aerial torpedo that hit the rear pontoon under the side wall, rupturing the hull and moderately damaging the dry dock.
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