USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is undergoing a 39-month Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. The work being performed will include extensive modernization work to more than 2,300 compartments, 600 tanks, and hundreds of systems. In addition, major upgrades are being made to the flight deck, catapults, combat systems and the island superstructure.
"During this large and complex project, we'll touch almost every part of the ship," said Jim Hughes, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of aircraft carrier overhaul and fleet support. "As in the past, we look forward to working with our Navy partner to meet quality, cost and schedule commitments as we increase and modernize Roosevelt's capabilities to return her to the fleet for another 25 years of service."
Work is scheduled to last more than three years and will be the ship's one and only refueling in its 50-year life span. USS Theodore Roosevelt is the fourth ship of the Nimitz class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than 2,200 TR Sailors and 3,800 Newport News Shipbuilding employees will be working aboard the carrier during peak periods of the project.