USS San Jacinto Enters Dry Dock

USS San Jacinto (CG 56) entered dry dock at the BAE Systems Ship Repair facility in Mayport, Fla., Nov. 1, to begin repairs following the ship’s collision with USS Montpelier (SSN 765) in mid-October.

BAE Systems was awarded an initial amount of $9,691,713 to begin the work as part of the company’s existing multi-ship, multi-option contract.

The primary focus of the emergent dry-docking availability is to repair the sonar dome and peripheral hull and equipment damaged during the collision. The Navy and BAE will inspect the ship over the next several days to determine what additional repairs, if any, may be required.

The availability is expected to complete in February, and the full cost of repairs will not be known until inspections are complete.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Montpelier and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser San Jacinto collided off the coast of the Eastern United States on Oct. 13. No personnel aboard either vessel were injured. Both the submarine and the ship were conducting routine training at the time of the accident.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation, and the Navy is currently inspecting Montpelier to determine what repairs will be required.

Naval Today Staff, November 6, 2012