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Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Ship Dismantling
 
On November 3, 2014, NAVSEA awarded a $1.46M fixed price contract to Marine Group Boat Works of San Diego, CA for the dismantling of ex-AVENGER (MCM 1) and ex-DEFENDER (MCM 2). The contract will be administered by the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.  
RFP Issued for Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Ship Dismantling
 
07/07/14 - The Department of the Navy (DON) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), N00024-14-R-4203, for the dismantling of USS AVENGER (MCM 1) and USS DEFENDER (MCM 2). This is a small-business set-aside, to be awarded to the lowest priced technically acceptable offeror. Proposals are due by August 7, 2014. The wood-hull ships are scheduled to be decommissioned in San Diego, CA on September 30 and October 1, 2014 respectively and will be stripped of equipment to support other MCM ships during the Aug-Sept timeframe. Contract award is anticipated in October 2014. The contract requires complete dismantling of the vessels at the offeror's facility and includes a requirement for certain equipment to be removed during dismantling for return to the government. To view the RFP, click here.  
Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Finding of No Significant Harm for the proposed dismantling of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931)
 
06/13/14- The Department of the Navy (DON) announces that an Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSI/FONSH) have been completed for the dismantling of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931). This EA/OEA was required because ex-FORREST SHERMAN was determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Ex-FORREST SHERMAN was available for donation as a museum or memorial for nine years.  However, the Navy never received a satisfactory ship donation application for this vessel, and the Navy removed the ship from donation hold on July 22, 2010.

To view the EA/OEA, Click here.  
To view the FONSI/FONSH, Click here.
Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Finding of No Significant Harm for the proposed dismantling of ex-CONSTELLATION (CV 64)
 
06/13/14 - The Department of the Navy (DON) announces that an Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSI/FONSH) have been completed for the dismantling of ex-CONSTELLATION (CV 64). This EA/OEA was required because ex-CONSTELLATION was determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

To view the EA/OEA, Click here.  
To view the FONSI/FONSH, Click here.  
Combatant Ship Dismantling
 
On 30 May, DLA Disposition Services issued the Request for Technical Proposals for the sale of CGs 47 & 51, DD 931, and FFGs 12, 14 & 33 for dismantling. Technical proposals are due by 11 July. For details please click on the link for Scrap Ships Combatant Sales


Ex-SARATOGA (CV 60) Contracted for Dismantling
 
05/08/2014 - On May 8, the Navy competitively awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Texas for the towing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally powered aircraft carriers stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, with an initial delivery order to tow ex-Saratoga (CV 60) from Newport, RI and completely dismantle the ship at ESCO Marine's facility in Brownsville, TX.


Title Transfers to MARAD
 
05/08/2014 - On 8 May, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) accepted title transfer from the Navy of ex-FLINT (T-AE 32) and ex-OBSERVATION ISLAND (T-AGM 23). The ships were removed from service on 8 Nov 2013 and 1 Apr 2014 respectively. Both are located at MARAD's Beaumont, TX National Defense Reserve Fleet and will be incorporated into MARAD's ship disposal program.


Request for Information for MCM Dismantling
 
3/28/2014 - A Request of Information is posted at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9f2b6d05d739224d8e2e1cb34194836d&tab=core&_cview=1 seeking industry responses on a proposed solicitation for the dismantling of USS AVENGER (MCM 1) and USS DEFENEDER (MCM 2) from San Diego, CA. Responses are requested by 11 Apr 2014.


Six Navy MHC 51 Class Coastal Minehunter Vessels Available for Dismantling via GSA Sale
 
3/10/2014 - Six MHC 51 Class vessels stricken from the Naval Vessel Register are available for sale for dismantling at http://gsaauctions.gov. The advertisement can be found under "featured items". Bidding commences on 24 Mar at 5 PM central time and closes on 8 Apr at 5 PM central time. The six MHC vessels are located in the Maritime Administration's facility at Beaumont, TX and are offered for sale as one lot. Separate bids for individual vessels will not be accepted by GSA. The purchaser is subject to trade security control assessment. The vessels have fiberglass hulls, are non-operational, and have been heavily cannibalized. Sale of these vessels is restricted to total dismantling in the U.S. The purchaser is responsible for towing, dismantling, disposal of hazardous materials and solid waste. The purchaser retains the proceeds from the sale of scrap metal to offset its costs of towing and dismantling. Dismantling must be accomplished in accordance with U.S. environmental and occupational safety laws and regulations, and will be overseen by a government representative. Inspection of the vessels prior to bidding is encouraged. Vessel descriptions and the point of contact for vessel inspection is listed in the advertisement at http://gsaauctions.gov.


Ex-John McDonnell (T-AGS 51)Available for Sale through GSA
 
3/10/2014 - Ex-John McDonnell (T-AGS 51) is available for sale in as-is condition at http://gsaauctions.gov. The advertisement can be found under "featured items". Bidding commences on 24 Mar at 5 PM central time and concludes on 8 Apr at 5 PM central time. The vessel is located at the Navy Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office in Pearl Harbor, HI. Use of the vessel is not restricted to dismantling. The purchaser is subject to trade security control assessment. Inspection of the vessel prior to bidding is encouraged. Vessel descriptions and the point of contact for vessel inspection is listed in the advertisement at http://gsaauctions.gov.


Ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59) Removed for Dismantling and Recycling
 
02/04/2014 - The aircraft carrier ex-Forrestal was removed from Pier 4 at INACTSHIPMAINTO Philadelphia during an early morning high tide. The ship was released to All Star Metals, a ship dismantling and recycling company in Brownsville, TX, who was awarded a contract on October 22, 2013 to dismantle the ship and subcontracted the tow to Foss Marine Towing. The ship is expected to arrive in Brownsville, TX in 14 to 18 days.



11/15/2013 - A pre-solicitation announcement and request for information (RFI) from industry has been issued in FedBizOpps.gov regarding the dismantling of USS AVENGER (MCM 1) upon its decommissioning on 30 Aug 2014. For the announcement see https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/NAVSEAHQ/N00024-14-R-4203/listing.html



 
10/22/2013 - On October 22, the Navy competitively awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to All Star Metals of Brownsville, Texas for the towing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally powered aircraft carriers stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, with a delivery order to dismantle ex-Forrestal (AVT 59).


 
Ex-TICONDEROGA (CG 47) Status
 
5/16/2013 - Ex-TICONDEROGA was removed from donation hold effective May 16, 2013 after almost nine years on donation hold. The Navy will proceed with preparing the ship for dismantlement, including further equipment removals to support Navy requirements.



Ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) Dismantling Completed
 
11/30/2012 - Ex-SEA SHADOW has been completely dismantled by Bay Ship and Yacht, Alameda, CA.



Ex-RANGER (CV 61) Redesignated for Dismantling
 
9/26/2012 - Ex-RANGER (CV 61) has been removed from donation hold and redesignated for dismantling. Ex-RANGER had been available for donation as a museum/memorial since March 2004 but no organization was able to meet the Navy's minimum requirements for ship donation.



Ex-CANON (PG 90) Redesignated for Dismantling
 
8/30/2012 - Ex-CANON (PG 90) has been removed from donation hold and redesignated for dismantling. Ex-CANON had been available for donation as a museum/memorial since July 2002 but no organization was able to meet the Navy's minimum requirements for ship donation.



CV 59/63 Class Aircraft Carrier Towing, Dismantling, and Recycling

5/24/2012 - The Navy released today RFP No. N00024-12-R-4211 for the towing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally-powered CV 59/63 Class aircraft carriers. The solicitation is a full and open competition. The RFP is available at www.neco.navy.mil. Proposals are due by July 23, 2012. The Navy anticipates the award of up to three Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity five-year contracts with initial task order awards for the towing and dismantling of ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59), ex-SARATOGA (CV 60) and ex-CONSTELLATION (CV 64). The Navy may compete the towing and dismantling of additional conventionally-powered aircraft carriers among the IDIQ contractors over the five-year term of the contracts.



Ex-Edson (DD 946) Donation Transfer Contract Signed

5/17/2012 - At a ceremony today in Bay City, MI, the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum formally signed the donation transfer contract for ex-Edson. However, ownership of ex-EDSON does not transfer to the Museum until the Museum takes physical custody of the ship by removing it from the Navy's inactive ship facility in Philadelphia, PA. The Museum has 60 days, until July 16, 2012, to remove the ship and commence the tow to Bay City, MI via the Saint Lawrence Seaway. A copy of the donation transfer contract can be found at www.navsea.navy.mil/teamships/Inactiveships/Donation/Edson.aspx



Cancellation of the ex-Saratoga dismantling solicitation
 
On 17 May 2012, the Navy cancelled the solicitation for dismantling of the aircraft carrier ex-Saratoga (CV 60). The solicitation was issued as a small business set aside based on an expectation that offers would be obtained from at least two responsible small businesses, defined in this solicitation as a company with fewer than 1,000 employees. While multiple proposals were received and evaluated, all companies remaining in the competition following discussions were determined by the Small Business Administration to be other than small.



Ownership of ex-Iowa (BB 61) Transferred

4/30/2012 - Ownership of ex-Iowa officially transferred today to the Pacific Battleship Center with the signing of the ship donation contract by the Navy and the Donee. The Pacific Battleship Center already had physical custody of the ship under a bailment agreement with the Navy that allowed the Pacific Battleship Center to remove the ship from the Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet on October 27, 2011 for temporary berthing at the Port of Richmond, CA. The bailment agreement automatically expired upon execution of the donation transfer contract. In late May, the Pacific Battleship Center plans to commence the tow to the ship's permanent berth at the Port of Los Angeles. A copy of the donation transfer contract can be found at www.navsea.navy.mil/teamships/Inactiveships/Donation/pdf/ex-Iowa_Transfer_Contract.pdf



 
4/24/2012 - The Navy announced today that the destroyer ex-Edson (DD 946) will be donated to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, a nonprofit organization, for permanent berthing and public display in Bay City, MI. See the press release at www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=66720



ex-Sea Shadow (IX 526) and HMB-1 For Sale

4/13/2012 - The General Services Administration has posted the ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 526) and HMB-1 for sale at http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitsrh/. The Sea Shadow must be scrapped. The barge can be scrapped or converted for commercial use.



Gun Barrel Donations
 
3/6/2012 - The Navy has donated three surplus 16-inch/50 Caliber Mk VII gun barrels that were originally onboard the USS MISSOURI (BB 63) during WWII. The gun barrels had been stored in Portsmouth, VA since the 1950s. One each have been donated to the State of Arizona for public display at the state capitol and to the State of Delaware for display at Fort Miles Historical Area at Cape Henlopen State Park. A third has been transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for public display at the National Wildlife Refuge in Cape Charles, VA. Additionally, the State of Arizona was also donated one 14-inch/45 Caliber Mk 12 gun barrel located at Dahlgren, VA that originally was onboard the USS ARIZONA (BB 39), also for display at the state capitol. All donations/transfers were at no cost to the U.S. Navy. The two states and the U.S. FWS worked together to arrange transport of the gun barrels by Lockwood Brothers, Inc. of Hampton, VA beginning on March 7, 2012. The gun barrels will move by truck to the nearest rail terminal for transport and arrival at their destinations in April.



Dismantling of ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59), ex-INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and ex-CONSTELLATION (CV 64)

1/26/2012 - The Navy has released a pre-solicitation announcement in FedBizOpps.gov for the dismantling of ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59), ex-INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and ex-CONSTELLATION (CV 64). Further information is available at FedBizOps



ex-VOSSELLER (MSB 5) Dismantled
 
12/12/2011 - On 12 Dec 2011, the Pate Museum of Transportation reported that it has completed the dismantling of ex-VOSSELLOR (MSB 5) wooden minesweeper in Fort Worth, TX. This is the first vessel donated as a ship museum to be scrapped at the end of its useful life as a museum. PMS 333 authorized its disposal in August 2011 after eleven months of consultation with the Texas State Historic Preservation Officer.



Donation of ex-IOWA (BB 61)
 
9/6/2011 - The Navy announced today that the Pacific Battleship Center will be awarded donation of the battleship ex-IOWA. To view the press release, Click here. pdf icon


Dismantling of the ex-VOSSELLER (MSB 5)

8/18/2011 - On August 17, 2011, the Naval Sea Systems Command provided its consent to the Pate Museum of Transportation of Fort Worth, TX to proceed with the dismantling of the minehunter ex-VOSSELLER (MSB 5).  Ex-VOSSELLER was donated and title transferred from the Navy to the Pate Museum in April 1973.  The interior of the vessel was never open to the public.  In the past several years, NAVSEA expressed concern with the probable deterioration of the interior of the ship, including various hazardous materials.  An environmental survey commissioned by the Pate Museum confirmed these concerns.  For independent reasons, the Pate Museum closed its doors to the public on December 31, 2009 and began transferring its artifacts, including aircraft on loan from the U.S. Air Force.  In August 2010, the Pate Museum requested the Navy's consent to dismantle ex-VOSSELLER in place.  The Navy began consultations with the Texas State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in September 2010.  While the Pate Museum and the TX SHPO were unsuccessful in locating another organization to accept custody of ex-VOSSELLER, an inspection of the vessel by the SHPO determined that the vessel's deteriorated condition represented a loss of integrity such that it was no longer eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  On July 20, 2011, the TX SHPO provided its final concurrence with the disposal of the vessel.




Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed dismantling of ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59)
 
08/09/2011 - The Department of the Navy (DON) announces that an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been completed for the dismantling of ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59). This was required because ex-FORRESTAL was determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Ex-FORRESTAL had been available for donation between May 1997 and December 2003.
To view the EA, Click here.  pdf icon
To view the FONSI, Click here.  pdf icon



Section 106 Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931)

3/7/2011 - On March 2, 2011, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (in its role as the State Historic Preservation Officer), and the Navy executed a Memorandum of Agreement regarding the Navy's proposed undertaking to dismantle ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931). The signatories agreed to certain stipulations in order to mitigate the adverse effect that will result from the dismantling of the ship.

To read the MOA, Click Here. pdf icon




Section 106 Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931) in Washington, DC

2/17/2011 - On January 13, 2011, the Navy in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (in its role as the State Historic Preservation Officer, hereinafter referred to as the SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) conducted its third consultation meeting concerning the Navy's proposed undertaking to dismantle ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931).

For meeting minutes, Click Here. pdf icon




Section 106 Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931) in Washington, DC

1/28/2011 - On January 13, 2011, the Navy in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (in its role as the State Historic Preservation Officer, hereinafter referred to as the SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) conducted its third consultation meeting concerning the Navy's proposed undertaking to dismantle ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931).

For meeting minutes, Click Here. pdf icon



Section 106 Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931) in Philadelphia, PA

1/6/2011 - On November 22, 2010, the Navy in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (in its role as the State Historic Preservation Officer, hereinafter referred to as the SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) conducted its second consultation meeting concerning the Navy's proposed undertaking to dismantle ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931). The parties were invited to tour the ship.

For meeting minutes, Click Here. pdf icon



Section 106 Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931)

10/27/2010 - On October 22, 2010, the Navy in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (in its role as the State Historic Preservation Officer, hereinafter referred to as the SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) conducted its first consultation meeting concerning the Navy's proposed undertaking to dismantle ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931).

For meeting transcript and other related documents, Click Here.


Disposition of Inactive Aircraft Carriers

10/4/2010 - The Navy is currently soliciting ex-SARATOGA (CV 60) for dismantling. The Navy's priority order for the disposal of remaining inactive aircraft carriers is ex-FORRESTAL (AVT 59), ex-INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and ex-CONSTELLATION (CV 64). The following inactive aircraft carriers are not designated for disposal: Ex-KITTY HAWK (CV 63) is a retention asset for possible future reactivation, and ex-RANGER (CV 61) and ex-JOHN F KENNEDY (CV 67) are on donation hold for possible future donation as museums/memorials.


 
9/17/2010 - The U.S. Department of Navy, Inactive Ships Program, proposes to consent to dispose ex-VOSSELLER by dismantling by the Pate Museum of Transportation.



NHPA Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931)
 
9/16/2010 - NHPA Consultation on Disposal of ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931) In response to an August 19, 2010 Determination by the Department of the Interior that the ex-FORREST SHERMAN is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), the Navy has initiated National Historic Protection Act Section 106 consultation with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Officer (PA SHPO) on September 9, 2010 regarding the Navy's proposed undertaking to dispose of ex-FORREST SHERMAN by dismantling.



 
6/7/2010 - The ex-Arthur W Radford (DD 968) officially transferred to the State of Delaware on June 7, 2010 when the ship was removed from Navy custody in Philadelphia. American Marine Group removed the ship on the State's behalf in order to accomplish environmental preparations prior to sinking the ship as an artificial reef. Ex-Arthur W Radford will be berthed at Pier 5 and Dry Dock 2 in Philadelphia during the cleaning and preparation for sinking. Cleanup will follow EPA best management practices for reefing vessels and will be undertaken by a Virginia-based contractor that has reefed many vessels along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.



 
5/24/2010 - A Federal Register notice, Volume 75, No. 99, issued on May 24, 2010 announced the re-availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of the battleship (BB 61). The ship is located at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, CA. See the official notification in Federal Register Notice for details of the Phase I application requirements, which is due by July 9, 2010.



U.S. Navy Destroyer to Become Latest Addition to Atlantic Ocean Reef

5/6/2010 - The Secretary of the Navy has awarded the ex-ARTHUR W. RADFORD (DD 963) to the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef Project. The reef site, located off the coasts of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland partnered these three states together with the U.S. Navy to enhance fisheries habitat and recreational diving. Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (P. L. 108-136), the Navy was granted authority to transfer obsolete warships to states for artificial reef purposes.



Ex-SARATOGA and ex-FORREST SHERMAN Available for Dismantling
 
4/2/2010 - The Secretary of the Navy Provided notification to Congress that ex-SARATOGA (CV 60) and ex-FORREST SHERMAN (DD 931) have been removed from donation hold and have been re-designated for dismantling. On April 8, 2010, NAVSEA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the dismantling of ex-SARATOGA. On April 9, 2010, SUPSHIP Bath, ME released an RFP for the dismantling of ex-FORREST SHERMAN.



 
3/15/2010 - A Federal Register notice, Volume 75, No. 49, issued on March 16, 2010, by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued a Program comment for the Department of the Navy setting forth the way in which it will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with regard to the determination of National Register of Historic Places eligibility of its vessels and the treatment of adverse effects that may result from their disposition.



 


2/18/2010 - WASHINGTON - The former fleet replenishment oiler USNS Andrew J. Higgins (T-AO 190) was re-commissioned Feb. 10 in Mobile, Ala., as the Chilean supply ship Almirante Montt (AO-52).



Ship Commissioning Ceremony Held to Officially Transfer US Navy Ship to Chile.
 
2/10/2010 - The Chilean National Flag was raised Wednesday February 10, 2010 on the Chilean Navy’s newly acquired oiler, ALMIRANTE MONTT (AO 52). The ship, the former USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO 190), was officially commissioned in a ceremony held pier side at Atlantic Marine’s Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.



 
2/2/2010 - Following the November 23, 2009 Federal Register notice advertising the availability of ex-JFK for donation, three responses were received by the January 22, 2010 deadline for Phase I application documentation, consisting of letters of intent and executive summaries of their proposals. Two of the organizations provided acceptable Phase I documentation and have been authorized to proceed with development of their Phase II documentation, consisting of business/financial and environmental plans. Phase II documentation is due to the Navy by February 2, 2011.



Ex-Wisconsin (BB 64) donation to City of Norfolk
 
12/14/2009 - The Navy announced today that under the authority of Title 10 United States Code Section 7306, the historic battleship ex-WISCONSIN (BB 64) has been donated to the City of Norfolk, VA.



Notice of Availability of the Aircraft Carrier ex-JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) for Donation as a Ship Museum/Memorial pdf icon
 
11/23/2009 - A Federal Register notice, Volume 74, No. 224, issued on November 23, 2009 announced the availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of the aircraft carrier ex-John F. Kennedy (CV 67). The ship is located at the Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia. See the official notification in Federal Register Notice for details of the Phase I application requirements, which is due by January 22, 2010.



 
10/28/2009 - Ex-SAIPAN (LHA 2) was removed from INACTSHIPMAINTO Philadelphia via tow for dismantling by International Shipbreaking Ltd, Brownsville, TX.



6/30/2009 - On June 9, 2009, the Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333) of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) from all potential sources who may be interested in the dismantling and recycling of conventionally-powered (i.e., non-nuclear) FORRESTAL Class aircraft carriers (CV 59 Class). Ship disposal alternatives under consideration by the Navy include partial dismantling and reefing the remainder of the vessel and total dismantling. In addition, the Navy seeks information regarding the availability of resources to provide temporary berthing space for carriers awaiting disposal.
 
Responses to this RFI are due by July 27, 2009.



 
6/15/2009 - The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of the availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of the patrol combatant ex-Canon (PG 90), destroyer ex-Forrest Sherman (DD 931), both located at Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA and aircraft carrier ex-Ranger (CV 61), located at Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA. Official notification is published in Federal Register Notice Volume 74, No 113, dated June 15, 2009.



 
6/12/2009 - Washington, DC – June 12, 2009 –NAVSEA Instruction 4520.1B, Navy Ship Donation Program Manual, replaces in its entirety NAVSEA Instruction 4520.1A, dated November 3, 1987 and implements major changes in both the ship donation application process and the ship donation inspection process. Click for more information.



 
6/2/2009 - Washington, DC - June 2, 2009 - The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of the availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of the Test Craft ex-Sea Shadow (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), both located at the Maritime administration's Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Official notification is published in Federal Register Notice Volume 74, No 104, dated June 2, 2009.



 
5/27/2009 - By NAVSEA letter of August 13, 2007, NAVSEA solicited interest in the availability of Iowa Class battleship spares that the Navy will make available for donation to qualified museums. This is the last opportunity to obtain remaining material listed on the Inventory list.
 
Click here for the material donation application process.

Applicants must be eligible recipients under Title 10 U.S.C. 2572 pdf icon or Title 10 U.S.C. 7545 pdf icon.
 
Private individuals are not entitled to donations under these statutes. Interested applicants should identify their interest by email.



Ex-Conolly (DD 979) Sunk
 
4/29/2009 - Washington, DC - Ex-Conolly (DD 979) was sunk on April 29, 2009 as part of a Second Fleet naval exercise off the U.S. east coast. SINKEX vessels provide hardened targets for live-fire, at-sea Fleet training exercises. The ship had been environmentally prepared in accordance with EPA guidelines. In accordance with statutory requirements, the ship was sunk at least 50 miles from any land and in water depths of at least 6,000 feet.



Ex-Trout (SS 566) and Ex-Puget Sound (AD 38) Dismantled
 
3/5/2009 - Washington, DC - Under Navy contract, ESCO Marine, Inc. of Brownsville, TX, completed the dismantling and recycling of ex-Trout (SS 566) on February 27, 2009 and ex-Puget Sound (AD 38) on March 3, 2009.



 
2/6/2009 - Washington, DC – USS Hoga was built by Consolidated Shipbuilders, in Morris Heights, NY. The vessel was launched on December 31, 1940 and placed into service on May 22, 1941.



 
2/5/2009 - Washington, DC – Employing a Six Sigma approach, the SDIP Lean Team met with both PMS 333 representatives and the reservists to streamline the inspection review process. They reviewed prior year inspection reports to determine where changes and improvements in the current process could be made.




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