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  • 11 September 2013
    Industry news

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) entered her new berth at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Sept. 10, to begin a scheduled docking planned incremental availability (DPIA). Ike departed Naval Station Norfolk in the morning, transited the Elizabeth River and reached NNSY a few hours later. During the “dead-stick” transit, Sailors on […]

  • 8 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked USS Maryland (SSBN 738) Feb 21. SSBN 738 is now pier-side to finish its Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO), a complex, major shipyard availability at the submarine’s mid-life point that enables the submarine to operate for its entire design service life. Maryland has been at NNSY since Dec. 2012. Some […]

  • 27 October 2011

    Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy formally reprimanded the commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Rear Adm. (sel.) Greg Thomas, Oct. 25, for violating Article 133 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The action was based on substantiated allegations from a formal investigation […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After two separate safety violations occurred at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the US Navy decided to suspend most of its nuclear work at the shipyard.   Pilot Online cited  Jeff Cunningham, a shipyard spokesman, as saying that the violations “were minor and did not result in any impact to the safety of the public, the environment or employees.” The […]

  • 19 June 2019

    US Navy’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) dedicated its new submarine maintenance facility on June 14. This marked the next step in the NNSY’s realization of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan that will enhance the ability of the four public shipyards to meet the mission of delivering ships back to the fleet on time and within […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Headlines exclaim how 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has changed the way products are envisioned and created on a global scale. But what someone might not know is how additive manufacturing is helping Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) innovate and improve its ability to support the U.S. Navy.   Opportunities to utilize this pioneering […]

  • 3 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Tuesday Norfolk Naval Shipyard returned the USS Tennessee to its homeport in Kings Bay, Ga… (wavy) [mappress] Source: wavy, August 3, 2011;

  • 20 July 2012
    Industry news

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) completed its largest Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) July 15, returning USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) to the fleet after 470,000 man-days of maintenance. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers have a set maintenance plan which must be adhered to in order for these ships to last the 50 years they’re designed for. […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding effectuated cuts Tuesday, with more likely to come in the next year. The shipyard announced 480 layoffs due to a temporary but significant drop in work which the Huntington Ingalls Industries president Mike Petters attributed to congressional inaction and a budget gridlock, reports the Daily Press. The news comes despite of Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) formally relieved ex-USS Philadelphia’s (SSN 690) last remaining crewman June 29, officially decommissioning the Los Angeles-class submarine. Although a ceremonial decommissioning for Philadelphia occurred in August 2010, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., some crewmembers remained aboard until certain work was accomplished. With the June 29 release […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has found a way to save time and money by having training employees learn on a crane mock-up before transiting to the real waterfront ones. The mock-up is in use since July this year. According to Roger Wandover, an electrician and Continuous Training and Development (CTD) subject matter expert who […]

  • 30 August 2011
    Industry news

      Norfolk Naval Shipyard completed the installation of the main mast aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Aug. 20, marking the latest milestone in the ship’s 13-month dry docking planned incremental availability. The 112,000-pound mast – standing 10 feet taller and 23,000 pounds heavier than the mast removed on June 18 – supports the […]

  • 15 April 2011
    Industry news

      Dredging operations, deepening portions of the Elizabeth River from Lambert’s Point in Norfolk, Va., to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth begins today. The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the approximately $20 million project that will allow the Navy’s nuclear powered aircraft carriers to traverse from Norfolk Naval Station to […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Los Angeles-class submarine USS Helena arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), July 21, for a docking continuous maintenance availability (DCMAV). The availability’s critical pathwork will focus on installing new electronics, inspecting the boat’s oil tank, and correcting any deficiencies that arose during deployment. The technology upgrades will include the installation of a modular framework of […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Industry news

    CDI Marine Co., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $6.6 million for task order (FK01) under previously awarded multiple-award contract by the U.S. Navy for engineering support services associated with ship construction and repair at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The contract contains an option year, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $13,489,476. Work […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) began its fast cruise July 18 in preparation to leave Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The beginning of fast cruise marks the end of GHWB’s 13-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) which began June 2015. During fast cruise the crew will operate as if they are underway, carrying […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and began sea trials, one of the final milestones of its docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) July 7. Sea trials tests Truman’s system capabilities in surface operations, deck seamanship, flight deck operations and damage control readiness. “Today’s successful underway […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transited the Elizabeth River and entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Nov. 5 to begin its carrier incremental availability. Capt. Bob Roth, Truman’s commanding officer, expressed the pride he has in the work Truman Sailors completed while preparing to begin the maintenance availability at NNSY. The transition to NNSY will […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) returned to sea, Aug. 28, following a 23-month dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). With 14 deployments to its credit, Ike commenced the availability period in Sept. 2013, to receive upgrades and maintenance required to sustain operational readiness […]

  • 10 November 2011

    The commanding officer of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) died suddenly Nov. 8 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Capt. Tushar Tembe was departing the ship at approximately 10 a.m. when he collapsed. The ship’s medical response team provided immediate medical assistance until Tembe could be transported to Bons Secours Maryview […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) has arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) where it will spend the next 28 months, undergoing planned maintenance. The 103,000 ton, 1,092-foot aircraft carrier completed the dry docking procedure on February 21. The dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA), as the maintenance is referred […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 26.   Thirty feet of water was introduced to Dry Dock 8 on Aug. 25, and the remaining space was flooded to the waterline Aug. 26. Once flooding […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Training & Education

    USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) left Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) July 23 after completing a 13-month planned incremental availability (PIA). GHWB will conduct sea trials in collaboration with NNSY to evaluate Sailors’ performance and ensure the operability of ship equipment and systems. “Sea trials are exciting and the culmination of an enormous effort […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Air department Sailors stretch out the emergency crash barricade on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a general quarters drill. The operation was conducted on May 6 in Portsmouth, Va. Harry S. Truman is undergoing a condensed incremental availability period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard while training and […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    General Dynamics Norfolk won a $35 million contract action as a modification to previously awarded contract for USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) fiscal 2015 planned incremental availability. The CVN multi-ship, multi-option addresses maintenance, repair and modernization efforts for CVN 68 class aircraft carriers home ported in and visiting the Hampton Roads area, as well as […]

  • 1 August 2011

    Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded approx $17 million cost-plus-fixed fee order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-10-G-4314) to support nuclear carrier repair work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard during on-going availabilities. This contract is for skilled tradesmen support to two chief of naval operations carrier maintenance availabilities. Scheduled to undergo repairs include […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard has awarded Huntington Ingalls and Newport News Shipbuilding division a $36.4 million contract for work on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower maintenance. Under the contract, Newport News will carry out maintenance and modernization of the Ike as part of the ship’s 2017 planned incremental availability. Work under the contract is expected […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    This U.S. Navy photo from March 15 shows the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) preparing to get underway for routine operations from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. USS Maryland recently completed its engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. EROs are complex, major shipyard availabilities that extend a submarine’s service life. In addition to […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently welcomed USS La Jolla (SSN 701) for conversion from an operational fast-attack submarine into a moored training ship (MTS). MTSs are nuclear training platforms used to qualify new nuclear operators. La Jolla and USS San Francisco (SSN 711) are the next-generation MTSs for the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, […]