The following is the Dec. 30, 2022, Congressional Research Service’s In Focus report, Defense Primer: Department of Defense Maintenance Depots. Read More
Tag Archives: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
USS Harry S. Truman Out of Maintenance After 10 Months; Material Challenges Caused 3-Month Delay
This post has been updated to correct that Drydocking Planned Incremental Availabilities (DPIAs) are now notionally planned to last 16 months. They were formerly planned to go 10.5 months, but the Navy has changed its planning assumptions.
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is out of maintenance at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and will enter the basic pre-deployment training cycle, after a seven-month maintenance period extended to 10 months due to material challenges, USNI News understands.
Rep Luria Letter to President Biden on Maritime-centric National Defense Strategy
The following is a March 26, 2021 letter from Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) to President Joe Biden calling for a maritime-focused national defense strategy. Luria is a former surface warfare officer and is currently the vice-chair of the House Armed Services Committee. Read More
Luria: Navy Should Not Decommission Ships Early in Favor of New Construction
Decommissioning ships that have viable service life at a faster rate than industry can build new ones is not how the Navy should grow the fleet, the vice chairwoman of the House Armed Services Committee said Monday. Read More
Navy, Lawmaker Split Over Timeline to Renovate Public Repair Yards
The Navy faces a conundrum in renovating its centuries-old public shipyards. Read More
VIDEO: Navy Restoring Unique Parade Float Based on WWII Battleship USS Alabama
Squeezed in between repairs of multiple aircraft carriers and submarine availabilities, the Navy is working to restore a model of a World War II-era battleship the service lends out for parades. Read More
Navy Claims Victories in Modernizing Public Yards While Congress Questions Pace
The Navy is moving into the next phase of a wholesale revision of its ship maintenance infrastructure. Last week, the service announced it had started to digitally map the layout of its centuries-old Norfolk Naval Shipyard as it seeks to bring new technology and a more efficient workflow to the public yards. Read More
Navy: Norfolk Naval Shipyard CO Removed Over Poor On-Time Maintenance Rates
This post has been updated to include additional information from NAVSEA regarding who will take command of Norfolk Naval Shipyard next.
The commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been relieved of duty related to the yard’s ongoing performance struggles in repairing and modernizing nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More
GAO: Naval Shipyards Still Under-Resourced; Delays On Sub, Carrier Work Will Continue
It’s no secret that the Navy’s four public shipyards have prioritized attack submarines last, instead of focusing the yards’ limited resources on aircraft carrier maintenance and ballistic missile submarine refuelings. But even though the SSBN refuelings are drawing to an end, which should free up resources for SSN maintenance, a Government Accountability Office report released today states the time SSNs will sit idle waiting for maintenance work to begin will actually continue to increase for the next two years. Read More
Carrier Truman Enters Shipyard for Short Repair Period After Back-to-Back Deployments
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) arrived at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard yesterday to begin a short maintenance period following significant underway time since 2018. Read More