General Dynamics Repairs USS Hartford
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $15.8 million contract to plan and perform repair work on USS Hartford (SSN-768), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine damaged March 20, 2009, in a collision with the Navy amphibious ship, USS New Orleans, in the Strait of Hormuz.
Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will perform planning work, material procurement and fabrication of a hull patch and a bridge access trunk, as well as planning and material procurement for the port retractable bow plane. Electric Boat also will perform planning work on the sail to restore USS Hartford to full-service condition. Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 31.