Nuclear Sub Arrives at Portsmouth Shipyard
August 5, 2014
SeacoastOnline.com: A Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine arrived at [New Hampshire’s] Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for repairs and upgrades on Monday [August 4, 2014].
The USS Scranton (SSN 756) and its crew of 16 officers and 122 enlisted personnel returned from their last regularly scheduled deployment to the European and Central command areas of responsibility. The fast-attack nuclear submarine is scheduled for maintenance and modernization, and will receive several system upgrades over the next 21 months including retractable bow planes, a reinforced sail for under-ice operations, vertical-launch Tomahawk cruise missile capability, ship-quieting enhancements and an integrated combat systems suite.