The sinking is brought about by filling the dry-dock with water.
A dry-dock is usually constructed with gates, to admit or shut out the tide.
There's a lot of you who will have to go into dry-dock before long and get patched up.
All of them had been killed except one or two who were in dry-dock for repairs.
“I run her into dry-dock down to the city for repairs,” he said quietly.
True, her bottom is coppered and you dry-dock her every year; but that's an expense.
He fell into a dry-dock and broke one of his thigh-bones, at the same time dislocating the joint.
There were many naval men there, and I paid an interesting visit to a damaged submarine which was being repaired in the dry-dock.
Some of you dry-dock conservative ducks would have let it go by, but papa is nothing if not adventurous.
She'd been runnin' eight months—two hunder an' forty days—an' I was three days makin' up my indents, when she went to dry-dock.