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Navy Cost Estimates on Shipyard Modernization ‘Wildly Off,’ GAO Tells Congress

Navy Cost Estimates on Shipyard Modernization ‘Wildly Off,’ GAO Tells Congress

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is dry-docked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, on April 23, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s cost estimates for modernizing dry docks in its four public shipyards ‘have been wildly off point,” Diana Maurer, the director of defense capabilities in the General Accountability Office, testified on Tuesday. Read More

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability on Dec. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to include a statement from a spokesperson for Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) pulled into San Diego, Calif., Sunday morning after transiting the Pacific Ocean on the surface due to damage from a collision in the South China Sea. Read More

Navy Issues Contracts in First Step Toward $8B to Rebuild Two Public Shipyards

Navy Issues Contracts in First Step Toward $8B to Rebuild Two Public Shipyards

Sailors and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) workers load a crash and salvage crane onto the flight deck of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on June 22, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy issued the first contracts to companies that will compete for about $8 billion worth of military construction projects at shipyards in Hawaii and Washington state, two of its four public shipyards long overdue for modernization that can support the fleet’s growing repair and maintenance backlog. Read More

Stefany: Repairs to USS Connecticut Could Cause ‘Perturbations’ in Public Shipyards

Stefany: Repairs to USS Connecticut Could Cause ‘Perturbations’ in Public Shipyards

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability on Dec. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

Unplanned repairs to the damaged attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) could disrupt the backlog of planned ship maintenance in the public naval yards, Jay Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, told Congress on Thursday. Read More

Sale of Last Conventional Supercarriers Deals Final Blow To Museum Hopes

Sale of Last Conventional Supercarriers Deals Final Blow To Museum Hopes

The former USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) gets underway from its homeport at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan in 2004. US Navy Photo

When James Melka first approached USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), he had no idea the size of the aircraft carrier.

As the 17-year-old walked toward the pier in 1965, he could see the big gray ship, growing larger as he approached. It was “amazing” to walk onto the ship, then just four years into its service life, via its gangplank, Melka recalled. Read More

Nimitz To Begin Maintenance Period On Time After Returning Home From 9-Month Deployment

Nimitz To Begin Maintenance Period On Time After Returning Home From 9-Month Deployment

Sailors prepare to receive line as aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives Naval Air Station North Island, February 26. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returned after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet, which included freedom of navigation operations and participation in Operations Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve and Octave Quartz. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) pulled into San Diego, Calif., today, capping off a lengthy deployment before starting a maintenance period at one of the Navy’s public shipyards. Read More