USS Carl Vinson Overhaul

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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).
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From Marine

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.
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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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