Detyens Shipyards Wins $10M Contract for Regular Overhaul of USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188)

Detyens Shipyards is awarded a $10 million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) for a 60-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul dry docking of its Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler, USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188).

The overhaul work will include general services; clean and gas free tanks; 01 level and tank deck hydro-blast and recoat; flight deck preservation and non-skid; stability test; main engine turbo charger overhaul; ship’s service diesel engine overhaul; life boat davit blocks; recertify lifeboats and winches; fire and smoke damper service; dry-docking and undocking the vessel; propeller system maintenance; overhauling sea valves; underwater hull cleaning and painting; ground tackle inspection and preservation; simplex stern tube seals; cargo ballast system tanks overhaul; ram tensioner preservation; and repair and preservation of saddle winches.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to just over $11 million. Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by March 17, 2019.

USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) is the second Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler specially built for the Military Sealift Command (MSC) of the U.S. Navy. She was named for Joshua Humphreys, who designed the six original U.S. Navy frigates.

Joshua Humphreys was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 17 December 1984 and launched on 22 February 1986. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service with a primarily civilian crew on 3 April 1987. The vessel was placed in reserve just nine years later, but has twice been brought out of reserve and is once more on active duty.

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