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Electric Boat Gets Repair Contracts for USS Hartford Sub (SSN 768)

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USS Hartford returns(click to view full) Now a single, consolidated contract; estimate is $92.1 million price tag. (April 28/10) On March 20/09, A collision between the improved Los Angeles Class sub USS Hartford [SSN 768], and the amphibious USS New Orleans [LPD-18] in the Strait of Hormuz, slightly injured 15 sailors on board. Both vessels were able to proceed under their own power after the incident, although the New Orleans suffered a ruptured fuel tank, releasing 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the strait. US Navy investigators believe the Hartford rolled approximately 85 degrees during the collision. Despite the roll, the nuclear propulsion plant of the sub was unaffected. However, the Hartford sustained damage to its sail and periscope, as well as the port bow plane. The USS New Orleans required dry dock repairs in Bahrain for the ship’s damaged hull and ballast tanks, and a ruptured fuel tank. The damaged USS Hartford, which was brought back to Submarine Base New London after the collision, is being repaired by General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Corp in Groton, CT, under contracts awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard, DC. Contracts and Key Events Shoulda seen th’other guy…(click […]

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