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Pearl Harbor shipyard changes planned to meet submarine need

  • U.S. NAVY / 2010

    The Navy is considering changes to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to accommodate new, longer Virginia-class submarines. Dry Dock 2, pictured here with the Los Angeles-class sub USS Columbus, can be split in two length-wise to fit two current Virginia subs but it can fit only one of the longer versions.

The Navy says it wants to spend $5 billion over 20 years to improve Pearl Harbor shipyard’s aged infrastructure and to accommodate an expected increase in Virginia-class attack submarine work. Read more

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