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December 23, 2020

The USS Mount Whitney refitting project has been finally completed.

Author: San Giorgio del Porto Post tags: genova industrie navali , Shipyard , San Giorgio del Porto

The USS Mount Whitney refitting project has been finally completed. After more than four months the flagship and command ship of the United States Sixth Fleet has left Genova last week for Gaeta where it has already resumed its normal service activities.

The project in numbers:

  • 18.500 tons weight, 189 mt long by 33 mt wide: measurements of USS Mount Whitney.
  • 300.000: total hours worked to complete the work.
  • 200: average number of workers engaged each day on board the ship.
  • 148: number of days the ship was laid up, 109 of which were in dry-dock.
  • 33 tons weight, 15 mt length and 570 mm diameter: measurements of the stern tube shaft, removed, refitted in drydock, transported to our workshop, machining the sleeves and the flange.
  • 33 tons weight, 15 meters length and 600 mm diameter: propeller tail shaft characteristics aligned in workshop with stern tube shaft, installing new fitted coupling bolts.
  • 28 tons weight and 6 mt diameter: measurements of the disassembled and reassembled rudder and propeller.
  • 2.400 m2: flight deck area restored and certified.

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