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Friday, March 06, 2015

Navy planning Bangor pier extension for Seawolf subs

Seawolf-class SSNThe Navy intends to lengthen a pier at Bangor so it can shift two Seawolf-class submarines there from Bremerton.

USS Seawolf and USS Connecticut arrived July 22, 2007, and Jan. 29, 2008, respectively, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton from New London, Connecticut. They're the only subs to call Bremerton home. It was never meant to be permanent.

A 2004 Navy assessment recommended homeporting them at Bremerton and keeping the third boat in the class, USS Jimmy Carter, at Bangor in the short term but eventually basing all three at Bangor, according to a draft environmental impact statement for the pier work.

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