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The new building currently houses the aft module of a 275-foot coastal cruise ship newbuild

Chesapeake Shipbuilding completes fifth hull fabrication building

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. said its fifth hull fabrication building is complete in Salisbury, Maryland, allowing larger hull sections to be constructed in an indoor environment.

The new building is 160 feet long by 70 feet wide and 70 feet high. It will have advanced climate control and has been fitted with two overhead cranes and the latest equipment.

The building is large enough to accommodate the full construction of tugboats or large hull sections. Currently under construction in this building is an aft module of Hull 119, a 275-foot coastal cruise ship.

In the cruise sector, Chesapeake Shipbuilding is noted for constructing American Cruise Lines vessels.

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