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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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Unveils Strategic Framework

April 2, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has unveiled its new Strategic Framework. This is a tool that communicates the shipyard’s path forward on achieving its vision of delivering on time, every time, everywhere to protect America. According to Quality Assurance Director (Code 130) George Fitzgerald, “The Strategic Framework is important in aligning our efforts across the shipyard on…

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Ameresco “Renewable” Energy for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

February 5, 2021 – Ameresco today announced that the U.S. Navy and the Ameresco Federal Solutions team are breaking ground to expand on-site generation, strengthen reliability, and enhance resiliency at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia. This $173 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) builds on Ameresco’s two decades of support to the NNSY mission to repair, overhaul, and…

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USS Toledo (SSN 769) arrives at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for Engineered Overhaul

January 29, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) Jan. 21 for an Engineered Overhaul. Approximately 437,000 workdays are required to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat. This will mark NNSY’s third Engineering Overhaul and first in several years, following USS Newport News (SSN 750) and USS Albany (SSN 753).…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes USS Wyoming’s Engineered Refueling Overhaul

October 9, 2020 – USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) has returned to the fleet following completion of its Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO) Oct. 9. An ERO is a complex, major shipyard availability during which the submarine is refueled and upgraded before returning to sea to support the country’s nuclear deterrence strategy. In addition to Wyoming’s refueling, NNSY…

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NNSY Team Develops and Installs Yagi Passive Antenna System on the USS San Francisco (SSN 711)

September 1, 2020 – Communication is key during an emergency situation. Emergency responders rely on their tools to keep an open line between one another from the pier or drydock to the inner workings of the vessels stationed at the waterfront, allowing information to be relayed as the situation continues to develop. To ensure a strong radio frequency signal was…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes Missile Operate Sequence Testing in Record Time

August 5, 2020 – The Strategic Weapons Test team at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully completed Missile Operational Sequence Testing aboard the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), setting a record for the fastest completion of a Missile Operate Sequence during an Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO). NNSY completed the missile operational testing in eight weeks, breaking its previous record…

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Fleet Maintenance Submarines pushes to goal of 100 percent on-time delivery

Communication. Teamwork. Cross training. A can-do attitude. These are just a few strengths of Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Fleet Maintenance Submarines (FMB) that helped to significantly increase the amount of maintenance and repairs completed on time this year. Through the unprecedented challenges fiscal year 2020 brought, including COVID-19, FMB made some changes in order to keep delivering on time at…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard welcomes USS Harry S Truman

July 8, 2020 – USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) July 7 for an Extended Carrier Incremental Availability. Coming off a seven-month deployment, Truman now joins USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as the second carrier on the NNSY waterfront. If the Bush’s Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability is a marathon involving extensive maintenance, then…

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NNSY’s Engineering and Planning Department Supports Upcoming USS Essex Availability

June 17, 2020 – From Mayport, Florida to San Diego, California, Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Engineering and Planning Department (Code 200) has been setting the standard for how to support integrated shipchecks while effectively managing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Having demonstrated how an integrated shipcheck can be performed capitalizing on teleworking and technology last month on USS Iwo…

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