The April Luncheon Speaker is Captain Stephen Williamson, Commanding Officer Puget Sound Naval Shipyard /Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
Today, PSNS is one of Washington’s largest industrial facilities. The shipyard, which covers 344 acres of hard land and 338 acres of submerged land, has six dry-docks, nine piers with 12,300 lineal feet of deep-water pier space, four mooring sites, and 382 buildings with more than six million square feet of floor space. The property is bordered on three sides by the City of Bremerton, and on the south by Sinclair Inlet, a natural deep-water harbor.
Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pacific Northwest, first known as TRIDENT Refit Facility (TRF), Bangor, was established on July 31,1981 as the primary maintenance facility for the West Coast TRIDENT submarine fleet. In 1998 TRF consolidated with Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA), at Everett and Bremerton, and became Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility (NAVIMFAC) Pacific Northwest. Today, the Bangor site operates refit piers, repair shops and a drydock located in the homeports of submarines, ships, and aircraft carriers in the Pacific Northwest. Bangor has expertise in hull, mechanical, electrical, electronics, and weapons systems repair; continually responding to meet the fleet’s maintenance and repair needs with on-time, cost-effective and quality service
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was originally established in 1891 as a Naval Station and was designated Navy Yard Puget Sound in 1901. During World War I, the Navy Yard constructed ships, including 25 subchasers, seven submarines, two minesweepers, seven sea-going tugs, and two ammunition ships, as well as 1,700 small boats. During World War II, the Shipyard’s primary effort was the repair of battle damage to ships of the U.S. Fleet and those of its Allies.
Following World War II, Navy Yard Puget Sound was designated Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The Shipyard engaged in an extensive program of modernizing carriers, including converting conventional flight decks to angle decks. During the Korean conflict, the Shipyard was engaged in the activation of ships. In the late 1950′s the Shipyard entered an era of new construction with the building of a new class of guided missile frigates. USS SCULPIN (SSN 590) was the first nuclear powered submarine worked on at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1965.
Captain Williamson is a an Engineering Duty Officer and is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer. He has a Master Of Science in Mechanical Engineering form the Naval Postgraduate School. Captain Williamson had a previous tour at PSNS as the Strategic Planning Officer, Production Resource Officer and Operations Officer. Captain Williamson was awarded the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Thunderbird Award last year for his community service efforts.
Our social hour will begin at 11 am; opening will be at 11:45 followed by lunch. Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK, Bangor.
Please call Evergreen Transfer & Storage at 360 674-2762 for your lunch registration. Please call at your earliest convenience. Cut off for reservations is April 7
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