USS Louisville Arrives in Bremerton for Inactivation

October 22, 2019 – USS Louisville (SSN 724) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence in the inactivation and decommissioning process, Oct. 22. Under the command of Cmdr. Robert Rose, from Garland, Utah, Louisville departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a homeport change to Bremerton, Washington, Oct. 7. “Louisville Sailors, past and present, are some of…

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USS Louisiana Arrives Bremerton for Major Overhaul

September 12, 2019 – Settling into its temporary home for the next two and a half years, USS Louisiana (SSBN-743) docked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in preparation for an extended maintenance availability Sept. 11. The availability, an Engineered Refueling Overhaul, will see the project team focus on refueling, preserving and modernizing the Ohio-class submarine. This…

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Shipyard finishes maintenance on USS Connecticut

September 6, 2019 – Returning another strategic asset to service with the fleet, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility completed its work on USS Connecticut (SSN 22) Sept. 5. Connecticut had moved out of the shipyard’s Dry Dock 4 on Aug. 10 to put the finishing touches on its five-and-a-half-month period of maintenance and modernization, formally known as…

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Shipyard completes work on USS Ohio

August 15, 2019 – Fully refreshed after more than two years of refitting, the Navy’s oldest guided missile submarine is once again ready to set sail in defense of the nation. USS Ohio (SSGN 726) completed its maintenance availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Wednesday, bringing to a close a 27-month major maintenance period that saw…

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Compact Swaging Machine Makes Fleet Debut

July 24, 2019 – The fleet’s oldest aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN 68), became the first to deploy in June with the highly anticipated Compact Swaging Machine (CSM), which eliminates the time and manpower-intensive socket pouring process for producing purchase cable terminals. On the carrier’s flight deck, these critical components connect to arresting gear wires, which transmit the intense force…

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Bremerton’s Seventh Consecutive On-Time Carrier Overhaul

May 30, 2019 – Declaring the massive overhaul of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) complete on May 27, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility celebrated its seventh consecutive early or on-time completion of an aircraft carrier availability. Nimitz’s docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) ended four days ahead of schedule, completing sea trials on Memorial Day. “Congratulations to team Nimitz,”…

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USS Michigan returns to Pacific Northwest after 30 months

May 21, 2019 – USS Michigan (SSGN 727) returned home to the Pacific Northwest May 13, after being forward-deployed for 30-months in the Western Pacific. Since its departure in December 2016, Michigan was forward-deployed to Guam, where it conducted surveillance, training and other critical missions in the 7th Fleet area of operations. “Both Michigan Blue and Gold crews worked tirelessly…

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Team innovates battery removal during sub inactivation

May 16, 2019 – As part of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s ongoing focus on completing projects on time or early, a team from PSNS & IMF’s Code 740, Rigging and Operations Division; and Shop 51, Battery Shop Team, tried something new during the inactivation process of USS Bremerton (SSN 698). For the first time at PSNS…

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Shipyard plays important role during World War I

November 6, 2018 – November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the armistice was signed ending World War I, known at the time as “The War to End All Wars.” The armistice also brought to an end a period of extraordinary effort at Navy Yard Puget Sound, the Navy’s Pacific Northwest ship construction and repair facility that would later come…

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Team designs 3D-printed device to reduce time, cost; increase safety

October 23, 2018 – The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Strategic Framework encourages employees at all levels to embrace innovation in support of the command’s mission to deliver warships back to the fleet on-time, every time. To that end, a team of folks including Ron Jackson, an equipment expert for the shipfitting, sheet metal and pipefitting shops;…

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Shipyard receives 11th consecutive energy award

August 16, 2018 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has been named as a recipient of the 2018 Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award, receiving a gold-level award. 2018 marks the eleventh consecutive year that PSNS & IMF has been recognized with a Navy energy award. “This honor represents the culmination of our entire team’s efforts…

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Historic shipyard caissons on sale in disposal effort

For sale: Unique 1911 and 1918 watercraft. VERY low mileage. 4.5 million pounds of history in these must-see models. Clean titles, no accidents. Need some TLC. You haul. Best offer. The classified ad isn’t real, but the opportunity is. After a combined 207 years of service to the Navy and the nation, two massive caissons used to seal off dry…

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