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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Reservists surged to assist Norfolk Naval Shipyard during height of pandemic

August 12, 2021 – A year after an unprecedented mobilization of a Navy Reserve force to reduce the public shipyard maintenance backlog, the final waves of Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) members at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) are packing up and heading home. As part of Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) deployment of reservists across the four naval shipyards last summer, more…

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NNSY Uses Innovative Underwater ROV Technology for Inspections

August 10, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Strategic Framework is a tool to communicate the shipyard’s mission and vision statements, and shows how initiatives executed across the command tie together with why NNSY exists—to deliver warships. In order to bridge the gap between mission and vision, NNSY has identified four critical focus areas—our pillars. These pillars are the highest priority…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Undocks USS Pasadena

USS Pasadena (SSN 752) project team’s commitment to “get real, get better” through several improvement initiatives directly contributed to undocking June 26 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). The Los Angeles-class submarine has been at NNSY since September 2020 for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat, as the shipyard’s first DSRA in…

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Naval Sustainment System at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

May 3, 2021 – How do you improve the highly complex business of ship maintenance to support on-time delivery back to the Fleet? It’s a tough nut to crack, and one that’s getting attention at the highest levels of Navy. Helping to conquer this challenge is the Naval Sustainment System – Shipyards (NSS-SY) effort across all four of the nation’s…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Uses Innovative “HAMSTER” Tool on Virginia Class Submarine

April 13, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to bring an advanced prototype to America’s Shipyard with the intent of testing the bond between a coating and hull of Virginia-Class (VACL) Submarines. The prototype, known as the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber, or HAMSTER for short,…

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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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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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