NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) today announced that the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully redelivered the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) to the U.S. Navy. The redelivery took place today, one day earlier than originally planned, following successful sea trials.
The ship began its Docking Continuous Maintenance Availability March 15 at Newport News Shipbuilding. The work included upgrades to the submarine's sonar, navigation, communication, combat and weapons systems and maintenance work on the propulsion, weapons, sonar, auxiliary and habitability systems.
"USS Albany is being redelivered to the Navy today ahead of schedule and on budget," said Becky Stewart, vice president for submarine programs at Newport News Shipbuilding. "This maintenance availability was very successfully accomplished because of the teamwork and talent of the craftsmen and craftswomen of Newport News Shipbuilding, our Navy partners, and the ship's officers and crew. USS Albany is ready to go back to sea and perform her missions. We look forward to continuing to support the Navy in the maintenance and repair of submarines here and abroad."
USS Albany was the 18thLos Angeles-class submarine built by Newport News Shipbuilding. The ship's keel was laid April 22, 1985. The submarine was launched on June 13, 1987, and commissioned into service April 7, 1990.
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