USA: Los Angeles-Class Attack Submarine Departs Shipyard Early


Norfolk Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (NNSY) completed a Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) for USS Norfolk (SSN 714) one week early, returning the submarine to the Fleet May 27.

“This marks another successful, short 688-class availability preceded by recent Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availabilities on USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS Boise (SSN 764),” said Oliver Bennett, submarine program manager.

The submarine docked at the shipyard Jan. 12, for scheduled maintenance work on her internal tanks, vibration reducer, fair-water planes, and significant upgrades to the sonar systems. The CMAV involved coordinated work between more than 20 activities outside of NNSY.

“The project went great,” said Project Superintendent John Darlington. “We worked together as a family, as well as a team; looking out for each other.”

NNSY, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is the oldest and largest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.
Source: navy, June 3, 2011;