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USS Albany (SSN 753) arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding March 15 for a
Docking Continuous Maintenance Availability. Photograph by Ricky Thompson.
  

USS Albany Maintenance Completed and Ready for Sea

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.  Los Angeles-class submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) was successfully redelivered to the U.S. Navy, July 29.

USS Albany 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.

“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,” said Becky Stewart, vice president for submarine programs at Newport News Shipbuilding.

USS Albany was the 18th Los Angeles-class submarine built by Newport News Shipbuilding. The ship’s keel was laid April 22, 1985, and Albany was launched on June 13, 1987. It was commissioned into service April 7, 1990.