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There's a marvelous series of articles at the NY Times web site on the rebuilding of the Pacific Fleet battleships after being sunk during the attack. It's a little removed from the building construction biz, but as documents of some really serious engineering efforts they're worthwhile.

Go to
then click on the side bar to download pdfs of first hand accounts of the raising and salvage efforts.

They're good to read for anyone who thinks he's got troubles meeting deadlines and dealing with rough working conditions.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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