Skip to comments.USS Miami (SSN-755) Will Cost $400 Million To Repair
Posted on 06/05/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by moonshot925
An early estimate from the Navy puts the price tag for repairs of a fire-damaged submarine in the range of about $400 million, a figure that suggests the nuclear-powered USS Miami will be repaired instead of scrapped, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said Tuesday.
Pingree, a member of the Housed Armed Services Committee, released the estimate a day after becoming the first member of Congress to see the damage inside the USS Miami, which was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for an overhaul when the fire broke out on May 23.
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Have they determined the cause of the fire yet?
The investigation is ongoing.
This thing is at the end of its 30 year life cycle.
Its 24 years old.
$400MM is about 0.5 milliTARP.
I expect things are in good hands.
LOL I have been through lots of fires at sea.
It’s pretty scary on a boat.
It should be renamed the Bill Clinton for so many reasons...
Its still full of seamen!
USS Miami is a 688i class boat, service life of 42 years with an extra refueling.
“The 18 SSN-688 class submarines that will be refueled at their mid-life could make good candidates for a service life extension because they could operate for nearly 30 years after the refueling. After these submarines serve for 30 years, they could undergo a 2-year overhaul and serve for one more 10-year operating cycle, for a total service life of 42 years. The cost for the additional overhaul of SSN-688 class submarines would be about $406 million per boat.”
shaped like a cigar...
Fix it up!
$400 Million? Isn’t that about what Congress had earmarked for The Bridge To Nowhere back in 2005?
What's the life span estimate based on, the number of dive pressure cycles on the hull?
These days, I'd be very hesitant to scrap a salvageable boat - even one that is only marginally so. Promised replacements are "iffy" at best.
The Ohio class boats alos have a 42 year life thanks to a life extension program launched in 1995.
Life cycle of boats is as follows:
14 year service life
4 month Extended Refit Period(ERP)
6 year service life
2 year Engineered Refueling Overhaul(ERO)
20 year service life
4 month Extended Refit Period(ERP) at some point in the seond 20 years of life
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