BAE Systems to Modernize U.S. Navy Destroyers USS Carney and USS Winston Churchill

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair LLC is awarded an $83.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Carney (DDG 64) fiscal 2020 extended dry-docking selected restricted availability and the USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81) fiscal 2021 depot modernization period.

These availabilities will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair for both the USS Carney and USS Winston Churchill. The Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the contracting activity.

Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy); and other procurement (Navy) funding for the contract amount are obligated at time of award. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $211.6 million.

The USS Carney will be first in the BAE Systems’ Jacksonville shipyard, arriving in September 2020. The 23-year-old ship just returned from a six-year operational period in Rota, Spain, and will undergo extensive repair and upgrade work that will take more than 400 days to complete. The shipyard will drydock the ship and perform maintenance of the underwater hull, renovation of crew habitability spaces and upgrades to shipboard systems. The modernization is scheduled to be completed in November 2021.
The Winston S. Churchill will undergo a 390-day maintenance period when the ship arrives in June 2021. The shipyard’s work aboard the 18-year-old ship will include drydocking, replacement of steel structures onboard and support of the electronic systems upgrades. The modernization of the Winston S. Churchill is scheduled to be completed in July 2022.
“The modernization work aboard the Carney and Winston S. Churchill are significant for our Jacksonville maritime team and important for the service lives and mission capability of these combatants,” said Tim Spratto, general manager of BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair. “The back-to-back sequencing of work is efficient and beneficial for our employees, our subcontractors and our Navy customer.”

USS Carney (DDG-64) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) are Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers of the U.S. Navy.

USS Carney, the 14th vessel of the class, is the first to be named after Admiral Robert Carney who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration. Carney was laid down 3 August 1993 at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was launched 23 July 1994 with Betty Taussig, daughter of Admiral Carney, as sponsor. She was placed in commission 13 April 1996 and is homeported in Mayport, Florida.

USS Carney (DDG-64)
CARIBBEAN (April 4, 2007) – The guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) underway in the Caribbean during a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Vincent J. Street.

USS Winston S. Churchill, the 31st destroyer of her class, is named after Sir Winston Churchill, the renowned former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Winston S. Churchill was the 18th ship of this class to be built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and construction began on 7 May 1998. She was launched and christened on 17 April 1999. On 10 March 2001, she was commissioned during a ceremony at Town Point Park in Norfolk, Virginia.

USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 16, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) transit the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) while conducting its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Anthony Flynn)

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