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any docked vessels. When the sanitary facilities of a docked vessel are being worked
on, they are very often unavailable for use; therefore, separate dockside facilities are
often reserved for use by the vessels officers and crewmembers on duty.
Lunchrooms. Provide an appropriate type lunchroom near the graving
Quarters for Ship's Crew
. When extensive repairs
or alterations are
performed on a vessel in active service, work is often carried on around the clock. The
accompanying noise and construction activities may prohibit habitation on the vessel.
Under these conditions, provide quarters ashore for the use of the officers and crew of
Storage Facilities. Provide storage space to house the infrequently used
dock gear, such as hawsers, cables, rafts, floats, fenders, portable communication
equipment, and portable floodlights.
MECHANICAL SERVICES. Ships in graving docks are unable to fill their
own requirements for mechanical services essential for work, habitation, comfort, and
protection. These services, and those required for repairs and cleaning associated with
the docking operations, must be supplied from dockside facilities. Such services
include steam, compressed air, water, Wheeler system, oxygen, acetylene, and sewage
disposal. Utility requirements for specific ship classes is provided in MIL-HDBK-1025/2
Dockside Utilities. Where there is a conflict between requirements identified in MIL-
HDBK-1025/2 Dockside Utilities and this document, the more stringent (greater
Pipe Galleries and Tunnels. Carry service pipes, except sewer pipes, in
tunnels or in galleries at the top of the dock sides. The open type gallery is desirable,
and should be used unless prohibited by some compelling reason.
Design. Design the gallery to be approximately 2.13 m (7 ft) high, and
recessed 1.22 m (4 ft) or more into the dock wall. Provide a wall on the dock side
approximately 0.76 m (2-1/2 ft) high, topped by a low railing for safety of personnel in
Service Line Location. Mount service lines on the walls and ceiling of
this galleries and pipe tunnels.
Advantages. Open type galleries have the following desirable features:
Safer to work in than on an altar.
Ample working space.
Ample room for addition of services.