US Navy submarine tender set for overhaul dry docking

The U.S. Navy has awarded Vigor Marine a $24.4 million contract for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USS Frank Cable (AS 40).

Work that the will be done on the Emory S. Land-class submarine tender will include tank inspections, main reduction gear repairs, engine room bulkhead/structural repairs, freeboard preservation and sewage tank preservation.

The ship’s 30- and 5-ton cranes will also be repaired in adition to air conditioning plant repairs, high and low pressure turbine inspections, underwater hull preservation and propulsion shafting removal and inspection.

USS Frank Cable will be docked in Portland, Oregon, and work is expected to be completed by Aug. 4, 2017. The contract also has options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $28.3 million.

The Guam-based USS Frank Cable (AS 40) was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, WA. The ship was christened on January 14, 1978 and commissioned on October 20, 1979.

Frank Cable, together with USS Emory S. Land tends the nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class attack submarines in Guam.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Jul 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Defence Safety Conference Supported by The Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

The Defence Safety Conference is the first of its kind exclusively dedicated to safety across the defence domain…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare

SMi are thrilled to announce the return of Maritime Information Warfare conference, now in its second year…

read more >