31 Oct '17, 6pm

15 Subs Kept Out of Service: 177 Months Of Drydock Backups

Dealing with submarine maintenance and the particulars of nuclear power plants is nothing new. This post gratuitously mixes apples and oranges – a plea for Congress to get its act together and fund the government and appropriate defense spending, with a complaint that we have a shortage of shipyards capable of handling nuclear vessels (which has been true since 1954 when the Nautilus was pui into service), with a complaint about having to monitor out of service nuke boats. Three very different issues. As for using civilian shipyards vs. naval shipyards, the Navy has always complained that the civilian shipyards are much slower at major nuke refueling overhauls than the Navy’s yards. My Sturgeon class boat back in the late 70s was due for its refueling overhaul when I was on board. The CO was pulling hard to put is in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington,which at that t...

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/15-subs-kept-out-of-s...

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