Navy shipyards

MC1 (AW/SW) Michael D. Colenavy ships carrier 7th fleet

How the Transportation Department tries to bolster a little-known piece of infrastructure

Only a couple of shipyards in the United States can build Navy ships. Hundreds of small shipyards, though, build important pieces of the country’s at-home…

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Navy’s data-driven approach to sustainment finds huge room for improvement in ship maintenance

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Navy soldiers wave to the naval service boat

Amid ‘grave’ concerns about facility conditions, Navy learned lessons about shipyard overhaul

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Jokes aside, could Congress function if something wiped out a lot of members?

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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/MC2 Courtney Strahan210609-N-TB080-1001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 9, 2021) A rolling airframe missile launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during Tailored ShipÕs Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP). Harry S. Truman, with embarked Carrier Air Wing 1, is underway conducting TSTA and FEP to assess their ability to conduct combat missions, support functions and survive complex casualty control situations in preparation for full integration into a carrier strike group.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Courtney Strahan)

Navy considers how to repair multiple battle-damaged ships simultaneously

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CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge sail in formation as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group in the Arabian Sea. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by

Navy making headway on longstanding maintenance backlog

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