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USS Miami (SSN-755) Will Cost $400 Million To Repair
AP ^ | June 5 2012 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: fire; repair; submarine

1 posted on 06/05/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Have they determined the cause of the fire yet?


2 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The investigation is ongoing.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 5:24:19 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

This thing is at the end of its 30 year life cycle.
Its 24 years old.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 5:26:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonshot925

$400MM is about 0.5 milliTARP.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 5:27:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: moonshot925
It's good to see a PO there with a slung arm and sidearm, and a Chief supervising.

I expect things are in good hands.

/johnny

6 posted on 06/05/2012 5:28:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: moonshot925
In the mid-80’s I was aboard a Spruance DD in a shipyard for an overhaul. One day, a shipyard worker was welding in an overhead when a fire broke out on some paper covering the deck. I and another sailor hastily put the fire out while a second shipyard worker, assigned as a firewatch laughed at us. He never got up off his ass. Fires in the shipyard were much more common than at sea.
8 posted on 06/05/2012 5:29:01 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: moonshot925

9 posted on 06/05/2012 5:30:27 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ryan71

LOL I have been through lots of fires at sea.
It’s pretty scary on a boat.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 5:33:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
This thing is at the end of its 30 year life cycle. Its 24 years old.

It should be renamed the Bill Clinton for so many reasons...

11 posted on 06/05/2012 5:33:39 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Its still full of seamen!


12 posted on 06/05/2012 5:34:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

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.”

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/man/uswpns/navy/submarines/ssn688_la.html


13 posted on 06/05/2012 5:35:58 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: mylife

shaped like a cigar...


14 posted on 06/05/2012 5:35:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: the invisib1e hand
USS Bill Clinton: "The bent one"


15 posted on 06/05/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonshot925

42 years?
Fix it up!


16 posted on 06/05/2012 5:38:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

burned out...


17 posted on 06/05/2012 5:40:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Steely Tom

$400 Million? Isn’t that about what Congress had earmarked for The Bridge To Nowhere back in 2005?


18 posted on 06/05/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: mylife
This thing is at the end of its 30 year life cycle. Its 24 years old.

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.

19 posted on 06/05/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: mylife

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


20 posted on 06/05/2012 5:53:23 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Josh Painter
Ahhhhhh...making the old "Bridge to Nowhere" joke.

Do you know where the bridge was to be built and why it wasn't a joke at all?

21 posted on 06/05/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Probably the same crew that started the BP oil rig fire.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 5:55:34 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Charles Martel
What's the life span estimate based on, the number of dive pressure cycles on the hull?

Estimated lifespan is based on the ability to refuel, and proper maintenance and upkeep of the propulsion plant itself. Many parts of the steam plant and auxiliary equipment are fairly easy to replace. However, major components, such as the steam generators, main engines and reduction gears, the reactor vessel and primary plant components would be cost prohibitive to replace if and when they wear out.

New reactor designs make refueling unnecessary...so the actual length of the life of the boat will depend on how well the crew in the engineering department maintains the plant. Of course that assumes no mishaps caused by coners driving the boat...
23 posted on 06/05/2012 5:59:57 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Charles Martel

It’s all about the reactor.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 6:25:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonshot925

Thanks for the info.
I was on Sturgeon class.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 6:28:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I was an Electronics Technician on USS Francis Scott Key(SSBN-657) from 1983 to 1988/Blue Crew

Had lots of fun.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

I wonder what the cost would be if they could use non-union labor?


27 posted on 06/05/2012 7:11:07 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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