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NEWS | June 15, 2015

PNSY Safely Docks USS Annapolis for Overhaul

By PNSY Public Affairs

KITTERY, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) workers safely drydocked USS Annapolis (SSN 760) June 15 for planned maintenance work and several system upgrades.


Annapolis arrived at PNSY April 25, and the dry-docking of the submarine is part of a greater engineering overhaul scheduled to last 23 months.     


"A lot of time was spent to ensure success before Annapolis' arrival," said Project Superintendent, Scott Kimmel. "Now that Annapolis is here, the 'A-Team,' along with the ship's crew, are excited and poised to succeed and complete her engineered overhaul."


More than a year prior to Annapolis's arrival, the shipyard assembled a project planning team comprised of individuals from engineering and production departments. The team developed a detailed plan for this maintenance availability to ensure a successful overhaul for Annapolis and the shipyard.


"Every docking is a precise evolution with exacting standards," said Shipyard Commander, Capt. William Greene. "The docking team executed superbly, setting the project team up for a safe and successful start to the availability."


Attack submarines like Annapolis have multi-faceted missions. They use their stealth, persistence, agility, and firepower to deploy and support special force operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary's military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.


Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the Navy's center of excellence for attack submarine overhaul, repair and modernization. As a field activity of NAVSEA, PNSY is committed to maximizing the material readiness of the fleet by continuing to safely deliver first-time quality work, on time and on budget.