U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Miami Attack Sub

The U.S. Navy formally decommissioned the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) on Friday during an indoor ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine attended by past and present crew members, their families and other guests. "Admiral, the watch is secured," reported Miami's skipper Cmdr. Rolf Spelker to Submarine Group 2 commander Rear Adm. Ken … [Read more...]

USS Miami: A Tangible Impact to Readiness from Sequestration

By Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, Director, Undersea Warfare, OPNAV N97 USS Miami was set ablaze by an arsonist in May 2012. The Navy recently completed a comprehensive assessment of the extensive fire damage, finding that the submarine is fully repairable from a technical perspective; however, inspections have revealed a greater scope of work than originally … [Read more...]

USS Miami Arsonist Handed 17-Year Sentence, $400 Million Bill

By Sarah Mahoney PORTLAND, Maine, March 15 (Reuters) - A civilian painter who twice set fires on a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine last year so that he could get out of work early was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Friday. Casey James Fury, 25, set two fires nearly a month apart that caused as much as $500 million in damages to the U.S.S. Miami attack submarine that was … [Read more...]

General Dynamics to Plan Restoration of USS Miami’s Burnt Remains

The U.S. Navy said Monday that it has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $94 million contract to begin planning the restoration of the nuclear attack submarine USS Miami that was damaged in an arsonist-set fire.  This initial contract is less than a quarter of the expected $450 million bill that will be paid by the US government once the restoration is complete. The … [Read more...]

Arsonist to Blame in $400 Million US Navy Submarine Fire

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has made an arrest in connection with a shipyard fire that devastated the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, USS Miami, in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on May 23rd.  No lives were lost in the blaze, however with damages of around $400 million, this is likely the most expensive ship fire since the USS Forrestal caught fire in … [Read more...]