Norfolk Naval Shipyard undocks USS La Jolla (SSN 701)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked USS La Jolla (SSN 701) Nov. 8.   La Jolla will remain pier-side to finish the final leg of its moored training ship (MTS) conversion that began in February 2015.  La Jolla is the first of two next-generation platforms undergoing conversion at the shipyard to train nuclear officers and Sailors at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina. USS San Francisco (SSN 711) arrived at the shipyard for its conversion in January.   The two current MTS subs at NPTU, both commissioned in…

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