YOKOSUKA, Japan – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) completed Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh's (CG 67) surface incremental availability on time, April 26, 2021.
A surface incremental availability (SIA) provides greater maintenance support and is part of the U.S. Navy's 36-month Optimized Fleet Response Plan maintenance cycle. The SIA ensures the ship remains operational until the next major availability.
“Congratulations to everyone who has worked hard onboard USS Shiloh,” said Capt. Neil Sexton, SRF-JRMC commanding officer. “A heartfelt ‘Bravo Zulu’ to everyone involved! This project wouldn’t have been successful without the outstanding support from all the SRF-JRMC engineering and planning codes and the coordination support from our Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet port engineer. Specifically, the efforts of our chief test engineers - who successfully completed all testing during a continuously changing schedule - was nothing short of amazing!”
The project team, production shops and ship's force executed over 15,200 man-days of repairs onboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Alignment between Shiloh and the project team allowed for the efficient sequencing of work and early testing of the ship’s engineering and combat systems.
SRF-JRMC’s mission is to keep the U.S. 7th Fleet operationally ready by using advanced industrial techniques to maintain, modernize and repair 21 forward-deployed naval forces ships homeported in Yokosuka and Sasebo.
Shiloh serves as one of the fleet’s three forward-deployed guided-missile cruisers supporting regional security and ballistic missile defense efforts through regular patrols, exercises and port visits in the U.S. 7th Fleet and beyond.