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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Nimitz Begins Six Month Refit

May 10, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility officially kicked off a six-month Planned Incremental Availability on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) May 10, 2021. According to Steven Pugh, Fiscal Year 2021 Nimitz PIA deputy project superintendent, Code 312, Carrier Operations Department, the team will perform a laser alignment on catapults three and four and will perform…

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USS Michigan Undocking in Bremerton

March 16, 2021 – USS Michigan (SSGN 727) undocked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility March 16, 2021, after more than a year and a half in Dry Dock 2, as it nears the end of its Extended Refit Period. According to Melissa Kittrell, assistant project superintendent, Code 327, Operations Department Submarine Program, PSNS & IMF mechanics…

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USS Seawolf Visits Gibraltar

December 2, 2020 – USS Seawolf (SSN 21) conducted a scheduled port visit in Gibraltar December 1st. The Pacific-based submarine is operating under the command and control of the commander, Submarine Group 8, and commander, Task Force 69, to complement the undersea warfare capabilities of the U.S. Sixth Fleet. “USS Seawolf exemplifies dynamic flexibility and ensures maritime security and stability…

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YT808 Rainier First Assignment at Indian Island

October 29, 2020 – The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class tug recently delivered to Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Annex. Only 17 days after delivery, YT 808 Rainier was in the water assisting USNS Richard Byrd (T-AKE 4) as it moved away from the dock at Naval Magazine Indian Island. “Narrowing the gap between delivery and providing operational support…

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USS Bremerton continues inactivation process

October 23, 2020 – Los Angeles-class submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) entered Dry Dock 1 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Oct. 14, 2020, to continue its inactivation process. According to Gary Van Horn, project superintendent, while the ship is in dry dock, the propulsion plant will be deactivated and defueled; components and parts that might be…

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USS Carl Vinson Returns From F-35C Refit in Bremerton

September 2, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 2, concluding the ship’s homeport shift from Washington to California. Vinson completed 17 months of maintenance and upgrades at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, including a complete restoration and system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning II Joint…

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