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USS Michigan begins refit work

30th July 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Navy’s USS Michigan has begun a 17-month Extended Refit Period (ERP) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility,

Michigan will undergo work including battery replacement, structural repair and preservation, shaft replacement, other propulsion plant inspections and improvements, and installation of several new alterations. Critical path work for the ERP will be the structural repairs and preservation of the superstructure and ballast tanks.

Mark Tanner, Michigan project superintendent, said: ‘Team Michigan is off to an excellent start.

‘Knowing who our teammates are and effectively communicating will help us refine our integrated plan and lead us to success. We met our initial goal by docking Michigan on time.  We are constantly working to improve our safe work environment and focusing on our readiness to start work. I am confident our team will realise outstanding accomplishments over the next 17 months.’

Michigan is one of four Trident-class submarines converted from a ballistic missile system to a guided missile system.

The work will run through to 2020.

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