PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - USS Newport News (SSN 750) has been successfully undocked and is one step closer to rejoining the fleet. The fast-attack submarine exited dry dock as scheduled on Aug. 29 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), according to the Navy.
USS Newport News is undergoing an engineered overhaul consisting of maintenance work and system upgrades while at the shipyard. That includes installing a new battery, overhauling the service motor generator, and special emphasis work on the propulsion plant.
The submarine and her crew of 13 officers and 121 enlisted personnel arrived at NNSY on Dec. 6, 2011.
In addition to the planned changes, the USS Newport News project team ran into and overcame a significant amount of emergent repairs.
“The amount of structural repairs on this boat was at an historic level. Structurally Newport News is almost a brand new boat,” said Project Superintendent Cmdr. Dianna Wolfson.
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