Norfolk Naval Shipyard Sends MTS San Francisco to Charleston

Following completion of conversion work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), the future moored training ship USS San Francisco (SSN 711) was towed down to Charleston, South Carolina Aug. 16. San Francisco will serve as a modern training platform for Sailors at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, joining MTS La Jolla (MTS 701) which completed its conversion at…

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NNSY Welcomes MTS Sam Rayburn for Inactivation

April 5, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Moored Training Ship Sam Rayburn (MTS 635) in advance of its inactivation April 3. Rayburn (formerly SSBN-635) served as a MTS at Nuclear Power Training Unit—Charleston for more than 30 years training Sailors in the operation, maintenance and supervision of nuclear propulsion systems. Along with MTS Daniel Webster (MTS-626), Rayburn…

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MTS San Francisco Undocks During Conversion

October 6, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked the former USS San Francisco (SSN 711) Oct 5. The boat has been at the shipyard since 2017, undergoing conversion to a moored training ship for use by both officers and Sailors undergoing training at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina. La Jolla (MTS 701) completed…

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