Degaussing Range Naval Station, Mayport, Florida.
COLLINS ENGINEERS INC CHICAGO IL
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In December 1983, an underwater inspection was conducted at the Naval Station, Mayport, Florida to assess the condition of the submerged portions of the Degaussing Facility in the St. Johns River located near the mouth of the channel. The facility was inspected by a team of engineers and technician-divers using visual and tactile inspection techniques. The work consisted of an inspection of the channel bottom and soundings in the Degaussing Range area to determine if any of the cables or sensor tubes were exposed. The underwater inspection and soundings indicated that the cables and sensor tubes were buried beneath the channel bottom and not exposed. The inspection, however, did reveal one polyvinyl chloride PVC pipe near the north end of the range that was exposed for approximately two feet above the channel bottom, but there were no exposed cables attached to this pipe. During the inspection it was found that the Tidal Gauge at the south end of the range had been removed and new timber piles had been driven in order to install a new gauge. The new timber piles were found to be in excellent condition.
- Civil Engineering
- Marine Engineering