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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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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NNSY undocks USS George H.W. Bush

August 29, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) undocked USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on time Aug. 29, a key milestone in the carrier’s Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). Bush has been on blocks the past 18 months, undergoing the most extensive maintenance period in the carrier’s history and one of NNSY’s most complex CVN CNO availabilities ever. This…

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day: The surprising stories of Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s service during World War II

By Michael Brayshaw Its biggest World War II ship was named after a joke the president made. It repaired an ally’s aircraft carrier in secret, while the enemy publically claimed it sunk. It transformed a sabotaged enemy cargo liner into a transport ship carrying thousands of American troops across the Atlantic. These are just some of the more surprising stories…

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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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Great Lake: The fascinating history of NNSY’s World War II aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain

June 3, 2020 – Before it became a facility dedicated to maintenance and modernization almost 70 years ago, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) used to build ships. In the case of World War II, sometimes 27,000 ton ones. June 3 will mark the 75th anniversary of commissioning the NNSY aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain (CV-39). Commissioned a couple months before World…

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NNSY Works Smarter Utilizing Drone Technology

May 26, 2020 – A recent project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) utilized collaboration and innovation, putting the adage “work smarter, not harder” into practice. After NNSY was hit by a destructive storm April 13, various departments worked together to assess the damage and speedily make repairs under the direction of NNSY’s Nuclear Engineering and Planning Manager (NEPD) Curt Hart.…

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