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
"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
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