Posted by: arbeam | February 4, 2021

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 2021 Workload

“PSNS & IMF is used to a heavy workload and busy schedule, and this year will be no different. 2020 was an extremely busy and unique year for our shipyard, our Navy and our country. Our work supporting the fleet is important, and our priority remains to finish on time, every time in support of our mission to maintain, modernize and retire the Navy’s fleet.”

— Capt. Jip Mosman, Commander, PSNS & IMF

USS Bremerton/Dry Dock # 1

Dry Dock 1: USS Bremerton (SSN 698) Inactivation Availability

Bremerton is capturing lessons learned from Olympia and Louisville’s availability and the inactivation availability is tracking on time and should complete in fall 2021.We expect to have a Decommisioning Ceremony in May.

Dry Dock 2: USS Michigan (SSGN 727) Extended Refit Period

Michigan is more than a year and a half into the Extended Refit Period. Major work has included superstructure preservation and command and control modernization. Michigan is expected to undock in 2021.

Dry Dock 3: Inactive Fleet, Reactor Compartment Disposal and Recycling

The IRR team is working to recycle ex-Minneapolis-Saint Paul (SSN 710) and ex-Augusta (SSN 708) in 2021. In addition, a caisson is also being recycled in Dry Dock 3.

Dry Dock 4: USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) Engineered Refueling Overhaul

Louisiana is more than a year into a 32-month Engineered Refueling Overhaul, which will extend the life of the submarine an additional 19 years. Louisiana’s preservation and modernization efforts continue with undocking expected in summer 2021.

Dry Dock 5: USS Olympia (SSN 717) and USS Louisville (SSN 724) Inactivation Availability

Due to innovations and lessons learned from recent inactivation availabilities, Olympia and Louisville docked one month early in July 2020. The crews’ return to the fleet is tracking well ahead of schedule for both boats and availability completion is expected in late spring. In summer 2021, USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) will enter Dry Dock 5 for inactivation.

Dry Dock 6: ex-Kitty Hawk (CV 63); USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Dry-docking Planned Incremental Availability

In early 2021, Dry Dock 6 will be occupied by ex-Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Then in summer 2021, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) will shift homeports from San Diego to Bremerton for her major docking availability through 2022.

Pier Bravo: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Planned Incremental Availability

In spring 2021, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will begin its Planned Incremental Availability.

Both USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt are currently deployed to the Western Pacific


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