Even the ambitious goals of the Trump administration for a larger Navy are running up against budget and industry constraints. Nowhere is that as true as with the “Silent Service,” submarines.
In World War II, workers around Puget Sound built ships large and small for the Navy.
Now it’s where many of the vessels come to die.
Specifically, they tie up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, a piece of the multisite Naval Base Kitsap, the third-largest Navy base in the U.S.
Among its many tasks, the shipyard is responsible for deactivating and safely recycling nuclear-powered ships.
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