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USS John C. Stennis leaves Newport News Shipbuilding dry dock, overhaul 65% complete

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2024
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The USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier moved out of dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and is 65% through its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul, officials announced. Commissioned in 1995, the Nimitz-class carrier entered the Newport News shipyard in May 2021 for maintenance. Aircraft carriers are overhauled at around 25 years to extend their lifespans to a cumulative 50 years. The overhauls incorporate upgrades to propulsion equipment, infrastructure and electronic systems. “When John C. Stennis redelivers, she’ll be the most technologically advanced Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the Navy,” Rear...

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