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Dry Dock and Engineering

The historic Calliope Dry Dock is located on the Naval Base.  Operation of the Dry Dock and engineering services to the RNZN are provided by Babcock NZ.

Right: View of Calliope Drydock.

The historic Calliope Dry Dock is part of the Devonport Naval Base.  At the time of its construction in 1888 the Calliope Dry Dock was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.  The dock is now operated by Babcock NZ who are contracted to provide engineering services to the RNZN.

The Drydock can take vessels up to 170 metres in length and 22.5 metres beam.  The associated facilities include a 40 tonne traveling crane. Babcock NZ undertakes up to 25 dry-dockings plus in water repair projects each year with the range of vessels including cargo and cruise ships, fishing vessels, superyachts as well as Navy warships and support vessels.

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