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U.S. Navy destroyers lifted from water for repairs in San Diego

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 21:34:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two guided-missile destroyers were simultaneously dry docked at a Barrio Logan shipyard Wednesday.

The USS Stethem and USS Decatur were lifted together inside the BAE Systems’ “Pride of California” dry dock.

The dry-dock is 950 feet long, 160 feet wide and has a lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. The destroyers each are 505-feet-long and displace about 9,000 tons, according to BAE Systems.

Crews will conduct repairs on the ships’ hulls, internal ballast and storage tanks, ventilation, propulsion and engineering systems, and living spaces.

The ships should be re-floated by April 2020, BAE systems reports.