The move of attack submarine USS Boise (SSN-764) to the dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia ... after the sub has been sitting pier side at nearby Norfolk Naval Shipyard for more than four years waiting for maintenance to begin. (1)
A submarine – one of our precious and most valuable assets – sitting pier side for four years waiting for maintenance.
Let’s just keep buying new ships, though, Navy. Why invest in shipyards and drydocks when we can get Congress to approve new ships? So what if most of our carriers and half our sub fleet is sitting idle. As long as we can buy new ships, we’re happy!
How has no one been fired?
|Nothing To Do But Wait|
(1)USNI News website, “NAVSEA Says Attack Sub Repairs Much Improved as USS Boise Enters Yard Following 4-Year Wait”, Megan Eckstein, 26-May-2020,https://news.usni.org/2020/05/26/navsea-says-attack-sub-repairs-much-improved-as-uss-boise-enters-yard-following-4-year-wait