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NAVAL BASEBASE: FREMANTLE - PERTH PAGE NO: 26
MAP LOCATIONS NAVY CODE FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS (ESTIMATE) ACTIVITY OR FACILITY DETAILS MISSION, CAPACITY, MAJOR FACILITIES AND REMARKS.
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SHIP AND BOAT REPAIR

Surface Ship Repair Activity

Attached to Commander Task Force, Seventy One, is a surface ship repair activity. The mission of this activity is the repair and upkeep of surface vessels.

Buildings: No prefabricated structures are used for administration or operation of this activity.

This activity is equipped with the following: 1 Portable boiler, 25 H.P. to supply steam to ships under repair when the ship's own boilers are secured; 1 Diesel generator, 115 volt, 65 KW, for ship's lighting; 1 Diesel air compressor, 350 cu. ft. per minute capacity. The facilities of local ship repair organisation are available for U.S. Navy use.

By use of the Western Australian Government Shop and employees and civilian contractors, all work on ships up to 3,000 tons can be handled ― steam turbine, reciprocator engine and diesel. Larger vessels can also be handled when dry docking is required.

Personnel: 2 officers and 1 CMM


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Dry Docks

The following dry docks are utilised by the U.S. Navy at this base:
1 Floating dry dock - ARD10; Marine railway at Arthur's Head:

Extreme length 944 feet
Length of Cradle 271 feet
Size Vessel - Length 310 feet
Size Vessel - Width 44 feet
Low Water Mark - Draft Forward 13'9"
Low Water Mark - Draft Aft 18'6"
Lifting Power 2000 tons

Marine Railway at North Slipway. (This marine railway is out of commission at the present time. If required, it could be made available to the U.S. Navy for operational use.) Extreme Length 660 feet, Length of Cradle 165 feet, Size Vessel - Length 150 feet, Low Water Mark - Draft Forward 9'9", Low Water Mark - Draft Aft 17'6", Lifting Power 850 tons.

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