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USN to scrap Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami

06 August 2013

Key Points

  • The USN estimates it needs an additional USD390 million in FY14 funds to repair the arson fire-damaged ship
  • A significant number of components in the torpedo room and auxiliary machinery room require replacement, which has boosted the repair cost estimates

The US Navy (USN) has decided to scrap a 22-year-old Los Angeles-class attack submarine that was damaged during a shipboard arson fire in 2012 and is too expensive to repair under current fiscal constraints, officials told IHS Jane's on 6 August.

USS Miami (SSN 755) burned for 12 hours on 23 May 2012 while docked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, causing USD450 million in damage.

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