Camden - Kings Bay Council

Trident Refit Facility Tour, November 18th

Join us for a tour of the Trident Refit Facility (TRF) on Friday, November 18th. We will meet in the parking lot just outside the Stimpson Gate (parking lot to the left as you face the gate) at 8:30 a.m., and proceed to the TRF at 8:45 a.m.

The deadline for RSVPs is close-of-business Monday, November 14th. Lunch will be available at the base galley immediately following the tour. The galley accepts cash, credit, and debit. The tour is free. We are limited to 25 Navy Leaguers for this tour so please don't delay sending your RSVP with names of those attending to Alyce Thornhill.

The TRF provides quality maintenance, repair and modernization, sustaining a superior global submarine force. TRF comprises an industrial area, waterfront support complex, defense ordnance support, and a magnetic silencing facility. The industrial area consists of administration offices, industrial workshops, supply warehouses, command and control systems repair shops, a non-metallic shop, a paint-and-blast facility, and a hazardous materials storage site. The defense ordnance support facility maintains and stores torpedoes carried by TRIDENT and guided-missile submarines. The waterfront area consists of three refit wharves and berthing support buildings, the largest covered dry dock in the western hemisphere, and support services associated with waterfront refit operations. The magnetic silencing facility can range and demagnetize submarines using a high-tech "drive-in" procedure, saving time and reducing costs for an essential submarine evolution.

The TRF completes an average of 18-24 submarine refits each year, and expends more than one million production man-hours in support of SSBN submarine maintenance and SSGN voyage repair. More than 35,000 man-hours are expended in maintenance and repair during each refit, and up to three submarines could be in a refit status at any given time.

The command also provides maintenance and support services to other class submarines including those belonging to the Canadian and British navies. It is the southeast regional repair center for small optics, and repairs optical devices such as binoculars and "big eyes" for surface ships including U.S. Coast Guard vessels.

TRF Kings Bay operates in an extremely challenging maintenance environment due to the diversity and complexity of the submarine availabilities assigned. The challenges created by this workload and operational tempo demand flexibility, a great deal of individual technical proficiency, and efficiency unrivaled by any other facility in the Navy.

Please act now to request a spot on this tour.