Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to Receive $33 Million for Repairs

Sep 9, 2016

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The Navy is planning 33 million dollars in repairs and construction at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

$25.7 million dollars will go toward repairs to components of one of the shipyard’s dry docks that are nearing the end of their service life.

The remaining 7.2 million dollars will go to the construction of a flood basin for another dry dock that will allow submarines to dock regardless of tidal activity.

In a joint statement, Senators Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine and Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, say the money follows their advocacy on the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees.

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard performs maintenance and upgrades for the Navy’s nuclear powered submarine fleet.