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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GNB Industrial Power Provides Back-up Battery Systems for Los Angeles-class Subs

June 30, 2020 – GNB Industrial Power, a Division of Exide Technologies LLC, was recently awarded a delivery order for five additional stationary back-up power battery banks for the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarines. The award is part of the latest five-year contract awarded to Exide by the Department of Defense for main storage lead-acid battery systems for the U.S.…

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