|Posted by blackhawk|
In that configuration it seems incapable of producing prefab sections for a ship.
Small doors with little overhead clearance and 3 tons is not a heavy lift crane.
Sun had at least 20 ton overheads in their shop if not 35 ton capacity or more.
As people die, history often dies with them.
Old pics are sometimes the only way to find out what was done at a site.
This may have produced fittings or other "smaller" mechanical assemblies for the ships.
Is this yard mentioned or near one yards in the above article?
I left details out but here is excerpt from an article about the Machine Shop.
Tail shafts, bearings, stern tubes and liners, bolts, stern frames and rudders were among the items manufactured in the shop. All had to be machine-finished precisely, varying no more than one one-thousandth of an inch,<br>
The machine shop building was converted to a geotechnical testing laboratory in 1950 and analytical laboratory capability was added in the early 1990s. The laboratory closed in 1997 and the building has sat idle since, its windows broken and paint.
Probably what was left was from the geotechnical resting facility. Currently
the property is owned by the VA. Will be repurposed.