Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) delivered USS Springfield (SSN 761) back to the fleet on Sept. 12 ahead of schedule and under budget.
PNSY conducted Springfield’s docking continuous maintenance availability off-yard at Sub Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Although PNSY routinely performs work outside the Kittery, Maine shipyard, off-yard availabilities are unique and an all-inclusive team mentality from planning to execution is especially important.
The Springfield Project Team and Ship’s Force, with support from PNSY and the Regional Support Group in Groton, led the submarine’s availability.
Throughout the docking phase of the maintenance period the project team successfully executed nearly 24,000 man-days of maintenance. This contributed to the delivery of Springfield one day early and $3 million under budget.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the Navy’s center of excellence for fast-attack submarine maintenance, modernization, and repair.
Press Release, October 03, 2014; Image: US Navy