USS Louisiana Air Test Problem at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

At approximately 12 p.m. local time April 2, 2022, USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington, experienced a problem in the forward crew access compartment while conducting a routine compartment air test. The test is no longer in progress. Navy personnel responded to the situation. Two injured personnel were transported to…

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Worn Out Looking USS Ronald Reagan Begins Refit

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) began a four-month selected restricted availability at Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 13, 2022 following its recent five-month deployment across the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. At the time of its return to Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 16, 2021, Reagan was the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. During its deployment, the ship transited nearly 43,000…

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PSNS & IMF Supports Explosive Testing of New Steel

A Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility team comprised of welding engineers and technicians, machinists and others helped conduct explosive bulge testing on steel that may be used in future submarine construction and repairs, at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, in late August. According to Kiichi Harada, welding engineer, Code 138.3, Weld Engineers & Non-Destructive Test Examiners, PSNS &…

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NAVFAC Northwest Awards Contract for Shipyard Facility Upgrades

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest awarded a $21 million contract Sept. 13 for seismic repairs and life safety improvements to building 431 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Washington. Building 431, used to repair and test ship parts, was built in 1934, with an addition built in 1943. “This award action is…

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Navy Modernizing Shipyards in Bremerton & Pearl Harbor

September 13, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $500-million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architecture-engineering contract Sept. 7 for structural and waterfront-related projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) in Washington state. The five-year contract will mainly support construction, repair,…

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Nimitz Reaches Halfway Point of Availability

The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Planned Incremental Availability reached the 50 percent complete point Aug. 11, 2021, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington. USS Nimitz arrived at PSNS & IMF March 7, 2021, and, according to Steven Pugh, deputy project superintendent for the Nimitz Project Team, the availability is currently running on time. While…

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USS Providence Homeport Change Ceremony Prior to Decommissioning

Past and current members of the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) gathered at Submarine Base New London Friday, August 20, to say goodbye to the oldest active fast attack submarine in the U.S. Navy. Providence is scheduled to leave Groton, Connecticut, for the final time in the coming days and shift her homeport to Bremerton,…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Shifting Homeport

June 29, 2021 – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) will depart San Diego July 16 in order to change its homeport to Bremerton, Washington and conduct a docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). The DPIA is scheduled to commence this September and will include a system retrofit to accommodate the F-35C…

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Nimitz Begins Six Month Refit

May 10, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility officially kicked off a six-month Planned Incremental Availability on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) May 10, 2021. According to Steven Pugh, Fiscal Year 2021 Nimitz PIA deputy project superintendent, Code 312, Carrier Operations Department, the team will perform a laser alignment on catapults three and four and will perform…

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