USS Abraham Lincoln Refit Completed

April 8, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s San Diego Detachment completed a Planned Incremental Availability for aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) April 7, 2021. The availability, which began Sept. 30, 2020, resulted in 230,000 man-days of work completed and an overall cost of approximately $160 million. Work included periodic maintenance; upgrades to crew…

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Ronald Reagan Project Celebrates 50% SRA Completion

March 18, 2021 – The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center team working on the selected restricted availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) marked the 50 percent complete milestone in Yokosuka, Japan, March 10. Ronald Reagan arrived back in Japan Nov. 14, 2020, following a six-month Indo-Pacific deployment. The project…

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USS Bremerton continues inactivation process

October 23, 2020 – Los Angeles-class submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) entered Dry Dock 1 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Oct. 14, 2020, to continue its inactivation process. According to Gary Van Horn, project superintendent, while the ship is in dry dock, the propulsion plant will be deactivated and defueled; components and parts that might be…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes Overhaul in Bremerton

August 23, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Bremerton, Aug. 23, to commence sea trials as the final phase in completing a 17-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Upon the conclusion of DPIA, which began Feb. 28, 2019, Vinson returns to the fleet to begin her operational training cycle.…

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PSNS & IMF capitalizes on lessons learned to streamline Pittsburgh inactivation

August 7, 2020 – Lessons learned from a series of projects in recent months resulted in process improvements and a streamlined availability for USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), which completed its inactivation process Aug. 5, 2020, almost a month earlier than scheduled, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. These numerous improvements have reduced the cost and time of…

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USS Maine Celebrates Birthday with Return to Service

May 13, 2020 – The gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) officially returned the boat to strategic service, when they recently deployed on their first patrol in more than three years. 2020 marks USS Maine’s 25th anniversary since commissioning and it is also the state of Maine’s bicentennial. “As Governor of the great State of…

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USS Ronald Reagan Refit Completed

May 7, 2020 – Overcoming the challenges of meeting the mission during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility successfully completed a maintenance availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in Yokosuka, Japan May 6. The selected restricted availability required over 98,000 man-hours and five months to complete. The project team included team members and…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes F-35C Drydocking in Bremerton

April 6, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Dry Dock 6 today, after spending 14 months undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The yard period is a precursor to being the first carrier to embark the F-35C. While every availability poses challenges to the PSNS & IMF team,…

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