BAE Systems Lands USNS Carl Brashear Contract

BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, located in San Francisco, Calif., has received a $ 10.7 million contract from Military Sealift Command, the leading provider of ocean transportation for the US Navy.

The contract includes a 56-calendar day regular overhaul and dry docking availability of USS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7).

The work activities, which will be performed by BAE Systems, are the following:

  • -inspection of the propeller shaft and stern tube,
  • -cleaning and painting of the hull,
  • -inspection and polish of the bow thruster propeller,
  •  -installation of the cloropac unit and
  •  -overhaul of the seal valves.

USNS Carl Brashear belongs to a class of Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ships (T-AKE).

In its primary mission role, the T-AKE provides logistic lift to deliver cargo (ammunition, food, limited quantities of fuel, repair parts, ship store items, and expendable supplies and material) to U.S. and allied Navy ships at sea.  In its secondary mission, the T-AKE may operate in concert with a Henry J. Kaiser-Class (T-AO 187) oiler as a substitute station ship to provide direct logistics support to the ships within a Carrier Battle Group.

BAE Systems will perform the work in San Francisco, Calif.,with expected completion on September 25th 2013.

The premier yard in the Bay Area, BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair is a full-service repair facility located at the heart of the Pacific Rim trading routes.

San Francisco Ship Repair offers the largest floating dry dock on the U.S. West Coast. The dry dock is certified by the United States government NAVSEA, and is capable of lifting Post Panamax cruise ships. The yard also has all required certificates and permits in place, including American Bureau of Shipping, and approved processes for all types of welding, including major tail shaft welding and repair.

Naval Today Staff, July 8, 2013