The U.S. Navy will refurbish the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise, which has not been submerged in more than 5 years

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 10.11.2023, 01:10
The U.S. Navy will refurbish the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise, which has not been submerged in more than 5 years

The U.S. Navy will finally begin repairs on the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise (SSN 764). The contract will be awarded in fiscal year 2024, which began on 1 October 2023 calendar year.

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USS Boise (SSN 764) has not been submerged since 2017. Moreover, the nuclear-powered submarine has been at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard since 2020.

Repair work on USS Boise (SSN 764) will begin in early fiscal year 2024. This is according to Rear Admiral Jonathan Rucker, executive director of the attack submarine programme.

The overhaul of the USS Boise (SSN 764) has been delayed for nearly 10 years due to government shipyards missing deadlines. For this reason, Ohio-class strategic submarines and aircraft carriers have been prioritised.

USS Boise (SSN 764) was left without a certificate that would have allowed the submarine to dive. During the refit, she will undergo maintenance as well as restoration of hull structure, tanks, armament and additional systems.

USS Boise (SSN 764) became the second US Navy vessel to be named after a city in Idaho. The nuclear-powered submarine was commissioned in November 1992. She is 110.3 metres long, 10 metres wide and has a total displacement of more than 7,000 tonnes.

The vertical launch systems allow the launch of Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles. In addition, the Los Angeles class submarine is armed with four 533mm torpedo tubes

Source: USNI News