Moore: Navy postponed Stennis midlife refueling because of fleet needs, shipyard workload

By Lee Hudson / June 1, 2017 at 12:25 PM
The Navy decided to postpone the multibillion-dollar midlife refueling of the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) by 10 months because of fleet needs and the workload at Newport News Shipbuilding, according to a service official. Naval Sea Systems Command chief Vice Adm. Thomas Moore told reporters Thursday the one-year delay in the George Washington's (CVN-73) midlife refueling meant there would be a "significant overlap" of work at the yard between the end of the GW's availability and the start...

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