GDEB Gets 9.5 Million USS Hartford Contract

General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a 9.5 million contract for the execution work necessary to prepare and accomplish maintenance and modernization work of the 2013 dry-docking selected restricted availability of the USS Hartford (SSN 768).

USS Hartford is the second ship of the US Navy to be named for Hartford, Connecticut. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 30 June 1988 and her keel was laid down on 22 February 1992. She was launched on 4 December 1993 sponsored by Laura O’Keefe, wife of former Secretary of the Navy Sean O’Keefe, and commissioned on 10 December 1994, with Commander George Kasten in command.

The scope of work encompasses required maintenance activities necessary to maintain full unrestricted operation of the submarine, as well as upgrades and modernization efforts required to ensure the submarine is operating at full technical capacity.

The work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and Quonset Point, R.I., and is expected to be completed by September 2013.

Naval Today Staff, April 15, 2013