US Navy picks Vigor for repair work on USS Sampson

The US Navy has awarded a $42.2 million dollar contract to Vigor for repairs and changes to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102).

USS Sampson in the Arabian Gulf; Photo: US Navy

Work on the USS Sampson will be done in Seattle and Everett and may include blasting, painting and surface preparation.

Under the deal, work on the ship’s freeboard, struts, rudders, hull, electric infrastructure and other parts may also be carried out.

The $42.2 million dollar award to perform the work is on top of the $35 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements in support of upcoming dry-docking selected restricted availabilities (DSRA) for DDG 51-class destroyers.

The previous contract was awarded in March to accomplish the drydocking and facility support requirements for a DSRA and includes dry-docking support, office spaces, warehousing, lay-down, security, crane support, utilities, galley services and other ship’s force support.

Earlier this month, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Sampson completed a seven-month deployment as part of Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, returning to Naval Station Everett. The destroyer provided seaborne protection to the strike group, escorted high-value ships, and served nearby communities during port calls in the US 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.