The USS Norfolk, her crew of 16 officers and 122 enlisted personnel arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Friday to undergo the process of inactivation. During its 31 year history, the Norfolk completed 15 deployments and covered 30,000 nautical miles.
At the Shipyard in Kittery, crews will defuel the nuclear-powered ship. They will drain hydraulic systems and oil tanks, and remove tools, parts and furnishings.
Next, the sub will be towed to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where it will be dismantled.