Crane Transferred from Bremerton to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility sent Crane 79 on its way to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, aboard a barge Nov. 20, 2021. Throughout the past few months, Crane 79 has been steadily prepared for shipment. The 2.2 million-pound crane was loaded aboard the barge in November to make its way to its new home. Bryce…

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PSNS & IMF Supports Explosive Testing of New Steel

A Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility team comprised of welding engineers and technicians, machinists and others helped conduct explosive bulge testing on steel that may be used in future submarine construction and repairs, at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, in late August. According to Kiichi Harada, welding engineer, Code 138.3, Weld Engineers & Non-Destructive Test Examiners, PSNS &…

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Five Firms to Compete for Naval Shipyard Modernization Work

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to five companies to facilitate the award of future task orders for potential military construction projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) & IMF in Washington. The five companies may compete for future task orders for pre-construction planning, preparation,…

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NAVFAC Northwest Awards Contract for Shipyard Facility Upgrades

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest awarded a $21 million contract Sept. 13 for seismic repairs and life safety improvements to building 431 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Washington. Building 431, used to repair and test ship parts, was built in 1934, with an addition built in 1943. “This award action is…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Enters Drydock in Bremerton

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) entered Drydock 6 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., September 10, 2021, to begin the docking portion of a 16.4-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability. According to Brian McDermott, project superintendent, Code 371, Roosevelt Project, this DPIA will prepare the ship for combat air operations well into the future. “The…

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Navy Modernizing Shipyards in Bremerton & Pearl Harbor

September 13, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $500-million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architecture-engineering contract Sept. 7 for structural and waterfront-related projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) in Washington state. The five-year contract will mainly support construction, repair,…

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USS Providence Homeport Change Ceremony Prior to Decommissioning

Past and current members of the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) gathered at Submarine Base New London Friday, August 20, to say goodbye to the oldest active fast attack submarine in the U.S. Navy. Providence is scheduled to leave Groton, Connecticut, for the final time in the coming days and shift her homeport to Bremerton,…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Shifting Homeport

June 29, 2021 – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) will depart San Diego July 16 in order to change its homeport to Bremerton, Washington and conduct a docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). The DPIA is scheduled to commence this September and will include a system retrofit to accommodate the F-35C…

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USS Bremerton Officially Decommissioned

May 18, 2021 – A decommissioning ceremony was held for Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698), after 40 years of service during a ceremony May 18, 2021, at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington. The ceremony was hosted by Submarine Group Nine, with Capt. Richard Massie, commodore, Submarine Squadron Nineteen, serving as the presiding officer.…

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