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What is the meaning of "ten-ten" in the following sentence? "Doctors from the naval hospital came aboard to do triage when the transport docked at the shipyard’s ten-ten dock just after sunset." Does "ten-ten" mean there are ten poles on either side of the dock? or the dock is a square one with its sides measuring ten meters/yards? Never seen a dock before, so it's kind of difficult for me to imagine it... Thanks.
Oct 23, 2016 3:49 AM
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Here is a link which may help you I don't know where your quote came from, but if it is a reference to the dock at Pearl Harbour this link explains the term ten- ten.
October 23, 2016
This is jargon. This information might help: "Ten Ten Pier In the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor there was a row of three drydocks and running north east of Drydock No.1,a long pier, named after the length of the longest vessel the dock could hold, 1010 feet - Ten Ten Pier. Moored there were the light cruiser Helena and the minelayer Oglala. A torpedo passed under the minelayer and hit the cruiser." Source:
October 23, 2016
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