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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower enters maintenance period

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-10 16:06:33-04

Portsmouth, Va. – On Tuesday, September 10, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower started her scheduled 14-month yard period, making her way up the Elizabeth River from Naval Station Norfolk to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, according to Navy officials.

What does this mean?

This means that USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will be undergoing maintenance and repairs for a period of time.

The work is being done at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The carrier and her crew will be working in the shipyard; this is a joint project with military service members and civilians performing ship maintenance.

What type of work will be done?

The work package includes the blasting and painting of 100 tanks, voids, and vent plenums; removing and overhauling all shafting and rudders; and blasting and preserving the underwater hull and freeboard.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.

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