Michigan returns to duty

GreatAmerican

10-Year Member
5-Year Member
Joined
May 5, 2007
Messages
493
Conversion breathes new life into old sub

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/06/ap_michigan_070613/

The USS Michigan was welcomed back to duty Tuesday during a ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap that celebrated its conversion to a guided-missile submarine.

The afternoon fanfare marked the end of a $1 billion, nearly three-year modification process at neighboring Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on the Kitsap Peninsula west of Seattle. The Bangor-based Michigan was transformed from a Trident missile sub, equipped to carry nuclear missiles, to one capable of using conventional Tomahawk cruise missiles and supporting special operations forces....


Sailors race to board the USS Michigan on June 12 during a return-to-service ceremony to celebrate its conversion to a guided-missile submarine. The Bangor, Wash.-based Michigan was transformed from a Trident missile sub, equipped to carry nuclear missiles, to one capable of using conventional Tomahawk cruise missiles and supporting special operations forces.


Sailor Michael Heffner smiles June 12 as he tugs on a line in an attempt to break free the admiral's flag during a return-to-service ceremony for the submarine Michigan. The afternoon fanfare marked the end of a $1 billion, three-year modification process.
 
Top