December 5, 2023
The usChung-Hoon is underway in Could. Navy picture

San Diego-based naval shipbuilding firm Common Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy valued at $753.8 million for the upkeep, modernization and restore of the usChung-Hoon and USS James E. Williams.

“NASSCO and our trade companions are wanting ahead to executing a pair of profitable availabilities and are grateful the Navy has sole-sourced the contract to us to steer this effort,” Common Dynamics NASSCO Vice President Dave Baker stated Friday.

“Very similar to our current success with the modernization on USS Pinckney, our restore workforce is able to sort out one other alternative with our Navy companions and get these ships again to the fleet in a well timed method.”

The work will likely be carried out in San Diego and Norfolk, Virginia. Upkeep, modernization and repairs might proceed via November 2030, officers stated.

The usChung-Hoon is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer that’s a part of the Pacific Fleet and homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It was named in honor of Rear Admiral Gordon Pai’ea Chung-Hoon, recipient of the Navy Cross and the Silver Star.

The usJames E. Williams is a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer based mostly in Norfolk. It was named for Boatswain’s mate Petty Officer First Class James Eliott Williams, a River Patrol Boat commander and Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam Battle.

–Metropolis Information Service