“It’s actually a fairly long process. It’ll take about a year for the decommissioning and they will begin in November ,” said Cmdr. Don Tenney, the Albuquerque’s 14th and final commanding officer.
The decommissioning of a submarines is shutting down all the systems inside … and defueling the nuclear reactor. After that, (it) will be stored for a period of time at the shipyard” before being put in dry dock and cut up for recycling, he said. Some of the boat’s equipment is likely to be transferred to other submarines that are still operational, Tenney said.
Come Down to Sam Adams ay 4:00 PM Oct 29, 2015 and welcome the crew to the Pacific Northwest.