Portsmouth Naval Shipyard http://nhpr.org en USS California Arrives At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard http://nhpr.org/post/uss-california-arrives-portsmouth-naval-shipyard <p>Crews at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are beginning maintenance work on the USS California, the nuclear-powered submarine that arrived over the weekend.</p><p>The vessel looks like a 7,800 ton torpedo, and can navigate shallow as well as deep waters. The submarine is designed to attack other ships and undertake special operations, intelligence, reconnaissance and mine warfare missions.</p><p>The US Navy calls the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard its “Center of Excellence” for repairing and maintaining fast attack nuclear submarines like the USS California.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:12:52 +0000 Emily Corwin 49948 at http://nhpr.org USS California Arrives At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Navy Decommissions USS Miami http://nhpr.org/post/navy-decommissions-uss-miami <p></p><p>The Navy deactivated the Los Angeles Class Submarine at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.</p><p></p><p>It was there that a former shipyard worker, Casey Fury, set a fire on board that ultimately gutted the $900 m sub. During a one hour ceremony, its last commander, captain Rolf Spelker, noted that the Miami, commissioned in 1990, was recognized as the best sub in the Atlantic fleet.</p><p>“And all of us justifiable take pride not only what we have in our tours, but also what has been done by those that preceded us and those that came after us.”</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:20:40 +0000 Roger Wood 45810 at http://nhpr.org Navy Decommissions USS Miami Lead And Asbestos-Ridden 'Alcatraz Of The East' For Lease At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard http://nhpr.org/post/lead-and-asbestos-ridden-alcatraz-east-lease-portsmouth-naval-shipyard <p>The US Navy will offer for lease the former Naval Prison on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.</p><p>The Navy has twice before sought private-sector redevelopment of the old Naval Prison, which closed in 1974.&nbsp; It was built in 1908, and has been called the “Alcatraz of the East.”</p><p>The medieval-looking multi-story building is 265,000 square feet and has 11 and a half acres of waterfront land.</p><p>The new tenant would be responsible for ensuring structural stability in the now-dilapidated building, and cleaning up hazardous waste, including asbestos and lead paint.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:46:42 +0000 Emily Corwin 44523 at http://nhpr.org Lead And Asbestos-Ridden 'Alcatraz Of The East' For Lease At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Government Shutdown Could Strain Seacoast Economics http://nhpr.org/post/government-shutdown-could-strain-seacoast-economics <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The government shut-down hit home for more than 1,700 civilian employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and that could deal a serious blow to the economy of the seacoast region.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The scene outside of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Tuesday painted a picture of what thous</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ands of furloughed federal workers looks like you&rsquo;ll see a long steady stream of cars leaving the base, but just a trickle headed the other way.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:14:27 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 35994 at http://nhpr.org Government Shutdown Could Strain Seacoast Economics Shea-Porter Visits Shipyard; Hopes To Reverse Sequestration http://nhpr.org/post/shea-porter-visits-shipyard-hopes-reverse-sequestration <p></p><p>New Hampshire First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says she sympathizes with federal government employees who face furloughs. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:57:03 +0000 Roger Wood 24329 at http://nhpr.org Shea-Porter Visits Shipyard; Hopes To Reverse Sequestration Naval Shipyard Workers Rally Against Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/naval-shipyard-workers-rally-against-cuts <p></p><p>Portsmouth Navy Yard workers and their supporters are rallying to oppose furloughs they face because of federal budget cuts. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:10:18 +0000 Roger Wood 24125 at http://nhpr.org Naval Shipyard Workers Rally Against Cuts Navy Considers Closing Portsmouth Shipyard One Day Per Week http://nhpr.org/post/navy-considers-closing-portsmouth-shipyard-one-day-week <p></p><p>The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard may be forced to close down completely one day a week, under federal budget sequestration. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:10:39 +0000 Roger Wood 23371 at http://nhpr.org Navy Considers Closing Portsmouth Shipyard One Day Per Week Maine's Senators Warn Of Sequestration's Consequences At Naval Yard http://nhpr.org/post/maines-senators-warn-sequestrations-consequences-naval-yard <p>Two Senators warned&nbsp; of what they call “horrendous”&nbsp; consequences for the workers and projects at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, if Department of Defense funds are sequestered. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:35:24 +0000 Roger Wood 22415 at http://nhpr.org Former Shipyard Worker Pleads Guilty To Arson http://nhpr.org/post/former-shipyard-worker-pleads-guilty-arson <p></p><p>A civilian worker at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has pled guilty to two counts of arson. The Portland, Maine US Attorneys office says 24-year old Casey Fury set fire to the USS Miami on May 23<sup>rd</sup>, causing extensive damage to the attack submarine.</p><p>Five first responders were injured fighting the first blaze.</p><p>Fury was hired as a sandblaster and painter at the shipyard.</p><p>The parties have agreed to recommend a federal prison sentence of between 15 and 19 years.</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:39:46 +0000 Todd Bookman 16535 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Man Accused Of Setting Sub Fire To Stay In Jail http://nhpr.org/post/nh-man-accused-setting-sub-fire-stay-jail <p>A civilian worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine has been ordered to stay in jail pending trial.</p><p>Casey James Fury, of Portsmouth, N.H., faces up to life in prison if convicted of two counts of arson at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.</p><p>The 24-year-old defendant had asked to be released on home confinement, but a magistrate judge says Fury poses too great a risk to society.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:42:12 +0000 Associated Press 9928 at http://nhpr.org Navy: Portsmouth Shipyard Fires Caused By "Anxious" Arsonist http://nhpr.org/post/navy-portsmouth-shipyard-fires-caused-anxious-arsonist <p>The US Attorney&rsquo;s office says two fires at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard were caused by a civilian shipyard worker. The first fire caused massive damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:57:32 +0000 Brady Carlson & Ryan Lessard 9356 at http://nhpr.org Navy: Portsmouth Shipyard Fires Caused By "Anxious" Arsonist Worker Charged With Arson In Maine Sub Fire http://nhpr.org/post/worker-charged-arson-maine-sub-fire <p>A civilian worker has admitted to starting a fire aboard the U.S.S. Miami nuclear submarine last May.&nbsp; The fire caused $400 million in damage, and was followed by another suspicious dock fire. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:47:03 +0000 Ryan Lessard 9314 at http://nhpr.org Worker Charged With Arson In Maine Sub Fire Navy Could Be Shifting Focus of Shipyard Fire Investigation http://nhpr.org/post/navy-could-be-shifting-focus-shipyard-fire-investigation <p>Yesterday New Hampshire&rsquo;s US Senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, honored the first responders to the massive fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:44:21 +0000 Brady Carlson 8963 at http://nhpr.org Navy Could Be Shifting Focus of Shipyard Fire Investigation A Shipyard Tragedy Almost Fifty Years Ago http://nhpr.org/post/shipyard-tragedy-almost-fifty-years-ago <p>Navy officials continue to investigate <a href="http://news.nhpr.org/post/fire-causes-extensive-damage-portsmouth-naval-shipyard">the massive fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard</a>.</p><p>The blaze caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine, which had come to Portsmouth for an overhaul.</p><p>For longtime Seacoast residents, the accident brings to mind the tragedy of the USS Thresher, a nuclear sub based in Portsmouth. Nearly a half century ago, the Thresher sank several hundred miles off the East Coast; all of its 129 crew members died.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:42:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 8246 at http://nhpr.org A Shipyard Tragedy Almost Fifty Years Ago Fire Causes "Extensive Damage" at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard http://nhpr.org/post/fire-causes-extensive-damage-portsmouth-naval-shipyard <p>Officials at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard say last night&rsquo;s fire on a nuclear-powered submarine caused extensive damage, and that seven people, including five firefighters, suffered minor injuries.</p><p><strong>Deborah Mcdermott</strong> has been <a href="http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120524-NEWS-120529843" target="_blank">reporting on the fire for Seacoast Online</a>. She talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the aftermath of the fire.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 21:44:09 +0000 Brady Carlson 5526 at http://nhpr.org