The project team performed a repair of the external hull penetration and with assistance from Trident Refit Facility, an emergent repair to correct a port rod meter— which indicates the speed of the boat—was completed, ensuring on-time completion of the TSRA. The Seawolf project team is actively planning the next availability.
“The team excelled in executing and completing emergent work protocol on Seawolf. The shops and support codes executed flawlessly over the Independence Day holiday. Getting the job done to support an operational national asset is what we are all about.”
Dave Fleck, Seawolf project superintendent
The U.S. Navy has three Seawolf-class nuclear-powered attack submarines in its class. Commissioned July 19, 1997, USS Seawolf (SSN 21) is exceptionally quiet, fast, well-armed, and equipped with advanced sensors. Though lacking VLS, the Seawolf class has eight torpedo tubes and can hold up to 50 weapons in its torpedo room. The third ship of the class, USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23), has a 100-foot hull extension called the multi-mission platform. This hull section provides for additional payloads to accommodate advanced technology used to carry out classified research and development and for enhanced warfighting capabilities.