At 840 feet long (256.0 m), the 30-person
crew would need to work with the Nav y to
blast and coat 102,000 square feet (9,476.1
m²) of the pitted steel surface.
The ship has been in service since 1993, which,
according to Johnny M. Sanchez of South Bay
Sand Blasting and Tank Cleaning, Inc., means
that elements have been battering the deck for
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The USS Boxer has a fight deck of
102,000 square feet (9,476.1 m²),
and the South Bay team would be
resurfacing it all.