05/07/12 60 W, 1 I - + 8 - 3 Mystery Slabs

Seen this weekend on the grounds of the old Charleston Naval Yard, which is located along the Cooper River in North Charleston. Uniformed shaped concrete slabs, located beside abandoned rail spurs. Sections of foundations or flooring? Used for barrier reef building? Inquiring mind wants to know! More photos later.

I had to try to research these concrete pylons a bit, I thought I knew what they were but I tried to prove it. I was able to find where they are mentioned but not specifically. They are a jig system referred to as the “Steel Crib or Cribs” in my opinion. They would be for laying out the beam and ribs of the ship while another ship was still under construction in the dry docks. The rail line would be for transporting the steel into the crib and the assemblies out.
stretch - 05/08/12 - 09:19

Tremendous! Thanks for being a resource, Stretch.
Legeros - 05/08/12 - 09:29

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