Navy submarine arrives at Kittery for inactivation
AP reported that the attack submarine USS Salt Lake City arrived Thursday at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which will serve as its last stop before the submarine is dismantled and scrapped. The Salt Lake City and its 127-member crew completed its career by surfacing through the polar ice cap, breaking through more than a foot of snow near the North Pole on Nov. 17, before making its way to the shipyard on the Maine-New Hampshire border. The sub will spend about a year in Kittery, undergoing defueling and other steps in the inactivation process, said shipyard spokeswoman Deb White. After that, it will be towed back to the West Coast, to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., where it will be recycled, she said.
CNO Tours Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead gets hands-on experience in the operation of induction coating removal equipment during a tour of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, from the Shipyard Commander, Capt. Robert Mazzone and the Shipyard Plastics Fabricator Richard Beaudion. U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead toured Portsmouth Naval Shipyard here Jan. 8 as part of an eight-day trip visiting private and public shipyards throughout the U.S. The CNO is conducting the trip to help deepen his understanding of the shipbuilding industry. Joined by Sens.
Submarine USS Miami Fire – Vacuum Cleaner the Source
The fire, which burned for nearly 10 hours, caused damage that will take at least $400 million to fix, said Deb White, spokeswoman for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The 22-year-old sub was about two months into a scheduled 18-month engineering overhaul at the shipyard. “Specific details as to the cause and subsequent damage assessment are still being evaluated as part of on-going investigations and will be released at a later date,” White said in a statement. Navy officials said the fire did not endanger the sub’s nuclear reactor.