Dravo Corporation

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Dravo Corporation was a shipbuilding company with shipyards in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. It was founded by Frank and Ralph Dravo in Pittsburgh in 1891.[1] The corporation went public in 1936 and in 1998 was bought out by Carmeuse for $192 million ($278.7 million today).[2] On March 5, 1942 it became the first corporation to receive the Army-Navy "E" Award for outstanding war time production.[3] Dravo ranked 72nd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts.[4]

Facilities

  • Neville Island shipyard, Pittsburgh - Started 1919, Constructed LST's during World War II employing 16,000, closed 1982.(Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)
  • Wilmington Shipyard, Delaware, Employed 10,500 during World War II, constructing Destroyer escorts. Now closed. (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)

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