Repair Contract For Third 'Knox' Class Ship In Seven Months
Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $3-million con- tract for repairs to the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). This is the third "Knox" Class ship to be awarded to Colonna's in the past seven months for similar repairs.
The contract calls for drydocking hull repairs, sandblasting and coating, boiler repairs, electronics and weapons repair, CHT modifications to the fin stabilizers and miscellaneous deck machinery repairs.
During the past 12 months Colonna's Shipyard has performed a wide variety of drydock and topside repairs on commercial vessels (large and small), and ships for MarAd, USCG, and the U.S. Navy. The vessel types range from deck, fuel, hopper and crane barges, cargo ships, tankers destroyers and frigates.
Colonna's Shipyard is located on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Va. Founded in 1875, it is one of the oldest private family-owned full-service shipyards in the U.S. The yard provides ship repairs for commercial and government vessels up to 800 feet. Plant facilities include a 17,200-ton steel floating drydock, three marine railways and complete shop and pier facilities.
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