Navy expects Surface Ship Support Barge dismantlement to start this fall

By Aidan Quigley / October 4, 2021 at 2:40 PM
The Navy expects the dismantlement of the Surface Ship Support Barge to start this fall, a process which could help the service determine how it will discard its first retired nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65). Lee Smith, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Naval Reactors Program, told Inside Defense in a statement last week that the Navy has transferred custody of the SSSB to APTIM Federal Services in Mobile, AL. APTIM Federal Services received a $129.2 million...

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