US Navy Updates Ship Retirement Schedule

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NAVADMIN 115/22

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N9/MAY//

SUBJ/FY22 REVISED PROJECTED SHIP INACTIVATION SCHEDULE//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 4770.5J/20210904//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 5400.44A/20111013//
REF/C/NAVADMIN/145/21/021303ZJUL21//

NARR/REF A IS OPNAV POLICY AND GUIDANCE FOR THE INACTIVATION, RETIREMENT, AND DISPOSITION OF U.S. NAVAL VESSELS.
REF B IS NAVY ORGANIZATION CHANGE MANUAL (NOCM) FOR SUBMITTING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE REQUESTS (OCR) TO INCLUDE SHIP DECOMMISSIONINGS OR INACTIVATIONS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCING PROJECTED FY22 INACTIVATIONS//

POC/DR. JOHN SHASSBERGER/CIV/N9IS/LOC: Washington DC/TEL: 703-692-3534/EMAIL: john.e.shassberger.civ@us.navy.mil//

RMKS/1. This message supersedes ref (c) and shall be read in its entirety to ensure all stakeholders in the ship inactivation process are aware of the revised projected retirement schedule for fiscal year 2022 (FY22), respective
responsibilities, and necessary follow-up actions. Ship retirement decisions reflected in paragraph 2 below align with the enacted FY22 National Defense Authorization Act and FY22 omnibus appropriations bill.

2. To facilitate fleet planning efforts to conduct decommissioning continuous maintenance availability (CMAV) or inactivation availability (INAC), the projected schedule for inactivating U.S. battle force and non-battle force naval vessels in FY22 is promulgated as follows:

Ship Name Proj Inactive Date Post Inactive Status
USS TEMPEST PC 207 MAR 22 FMS
USS TYPHOON PC 528 FEB 22 FMS
USS SQUALL PC 714 MAR 22 FMS
USS FIREBOLT PC 10 23 FEB 22 FMS
USS WHIRLWIND PC 11 21 MAR 22 FMS
USS MONTEREY CG 61 26 SEP 22 LSA
USS HUE CITY CG 66 30 SEP 22 LSA
USS ANZIO CG 6830 SEP 22 LSA
USS VELLA GULF CG 72 19 SEP 22 LSA
USS PORT ROYAL CG 73 30 SEP 22 LSA
USS CORONADO LCS 4 30 SEP 22 OCIR
USS WHIDBEY ISLAND LSD 41 30 SEP 22 LSA
USS PROVIDENCE SSN 719 02 DEC 21 RECYCLE
USS OKLAHOMA CITY SSN 723 10 FEB 22 RECYCLE
USNS APACHE T-ATF 172 30 SEP 22 FMS
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L MARTIN T-AK 3015 30 DEC 21 DISPOSAL
USNS LCPL ROY M WHEAT T-AK 3016 31 DEC 21 DISPOSAL
USNS MENDONCA T-AKR 30 301 SEP 22 AGENCY XFER
USNS BENAVIDEZ T-AKR 306 01 SEP 22 AGENCY XFER
USNS INVINCIBLE T-AGM 24 23 MAY 22 AGENCY XFER

3. Per ref (b), Fleet Commanders shall submit an OCR for commissioned U.S. ships to formally notify the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) of a ship’s decommissioning, inactivation, or end of service. Submit revisions due to operational schedule changes per references (a) and (b). It is the responsibility of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in coordination with their respective TYCOM to ensure the
appropriate lower echelon commands are notified of any changes in the ship inactivation schedules, as well as Integrated Warfare (OPNAV N9I) and OPNAV resource sponsor.

4. Adjustments to paragraph 2 ship inactivations that cross the current fiscal year must be coordinated with OPNAV N9I due to Congressional requirements for execution year force structure changes that differ from what Congress authorized/appropriated and signed into law by the President. OPNAV shall promulgate changes to the inactivation fiscal year as required.

5. The ship’s commanding officer, masters, or Immediate Superior In Command, shall submit a final naval message (normally transmitted in conjunction with the decommissioning ceremony) announcing the ship’s official retirement date and include a brief history of the significant events in the life of the ship per ref (a). The Naval History and Heritage Command (NAVHISTHERITAGECOM WASHINGTON DC) and Naval Vessel Register Custodian (NVR NORFOLK VA), shall be included as INFO addees.

6. Released by VADM S. D. Conn, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9).//

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