USS Carl Vinson Overhaul


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From The Navy Newsstand:
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Story Number: NNS070330-31
Release Date: 3/30/2007 1:34:00 PM



Special Release from the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced March 30 that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) will conduct a homeport change, returning to the West Coast and will likely relocate to San Diego in early 2010.

After a thorough review of prospective homeports, the Secretary of the Navy selected San Diego as the preferred alternative after evaluating a number of factors, including its existing infrastructure, family support facilities, and proximity to training areas. The decision is subject to a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).
For the rest of the story, go to http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=28626
 
Jul 9, 2000
58,621
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563
Easley South Carolina
From Marine Link.com:
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corporation completed the dry dock portion of work for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) five days ahead of schedule. The carrier is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the company's Newport News sector, the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
Tugboats moved the carrier from dry dock to a shipyard pier on May 9, where it will undergo final outfitting and testing.
Story at http://www.marinelink.com/Story/USSCarlVinsonRefuelingandOverhaulCompleted-207112.html

Comment: An extremely complex overhaul/reactor refueling and it's even a bit ahead of schedule. Not bad. The ship is may even get back to the fleet a bit ahead of time.
 
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