Olympia, Louisville to share dry dock during concurrent inactivations

July 9, 2020 – Los Angeles-class submarines USS Olympia (SSN 717) and USS Louisville (SSN 724) entered Dry Dock 5 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility July 9, to begin the docking portion of their simultaneous inactivation processes. According to Cmdr. Jack Tappe, project superintendent, there are both challenges and benefits to inactivating two submarines simultaneously. “Most…

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USS Maine Celebrates Birthday with Return to Service

May 13, 2020 – The gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) officially returned the boat to strategic service, when they recently deployed on their first patrol in more than three years. 2020 marks USS Maine’s 25th anniversary since commissioning and it is also the state of Maine’s bicentennial. “As Governor of the great State of…

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PSNS & IMF Partners with DLA Disposition Services to streamline submarine component disposal

March 9, 2020 – Stewardship and responsible handling of Department of Defense assets is a long-standing priority for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Disposition and recycling of materials has evolved significantly in the shipyard’s 129-year history. Most recently, through collaborative efforts between PSNS & IMF and Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services, submarine recycling and shipyard disposal efforts…

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