“The official electronic newsgram of Norfolk Naval Shipyard” June 24, 2011 “Great teamwork” across Norfolk Naval Shipyard ensures success on Truman’s mast upgrade projectBy Michael Brayshaw, Code 1160 Public Affairs Specialist Who does it take at Norfolk Naval Shipyard to move a 90,000-lb. load off a ship in a single lift? Almost everyone as it turns out, given the extensive coordination and collaboration required to remove themain mast off USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) on Saturday, June 18. The Shipfitter (x. 11), Welding (x. 26),Electrical (x. 51), Electronic (x. 67), Wood/Fabric (x. 64) and Temporary Services (x. 99) Shops are all par-ticipating in the carrier’s mast upgrade effort, as well as Codes 106 (Safety), 200 (Engineering and Planning), See Truman teamwork, next page
300 (Operations) 900 (ProductionResources), and Truman’s Ship’sForce. Leading the effort in themast removal was the shipyard’s Who does it take at NorfolkLifting and Handling Department Naval Shipyard to move a(Code 700). 90,000-lb. load off a ship in a “The first issue was de-popu- single lift?lating the mast and getting all the Almost everyone as it turns out,antennas off while working to the given the extensive coordinationschedule as much as possible,” and collaboration required tosaid Kenny Sasser, rigging zone remove the main mast off USSmanager for Truman. Shop 51 Zone Harry S Truman (CVN 75) onManager Matthew Rienerth and Saturday, June 18. The ShipfitterShop 67 Supervisor Steve Brooks (x. 11), Welding (x. 26), Electricaltook the lead in removing all the (x. 51), Electronic (x. 67), Wood/electrical cables and antennas. Fabric (x. 64) and Temporary Helping this large-scale, exten- Services (x. 99) Shops are all participating in the carrier’s mastsive effort was that several person- upgrade effort, as well as Codesnel involved in this mast removal 106 (Safety), 200 (Engineeringalso participated in NNSY’s last and Planning), 300 (Operations),mast removal, which happened 900 (Production Resources), andin November 2006 during USS Truman’s Ship’s Force. LeadingGeorge Washington’s (CVN 73) the effort in the mast removal wasavailability. The mast was re- the shipyard’s Lifting and Handlingmoved by a 450-ton Liebhern Department (Code 700).crane, similar to cranes used to “The first issue was de-build roller coasters. populating the mast and getting all “As big as this job is, these folks the antennas off while working tohave been knocking the ball out of the schedule as much as possible,”the park with staying on schedule.It’s been a lot of great teamwork!”said Truman project superinten-dent, Matt Durkin. “We had a good plan in place. Code 700 Lifting and Handling employees finish guiding down USS HarryOne of the biggest things we S Truman’s (CVN 75) 89,000-lb. main mast off the carrier on June 18.stressed was safety and keeping (Photos by Tony Anderson, a Code 1170 Photographer.)the pier clear,” said George Sears,Truman’s assistant project super- will stand 10 feet higher and is ap- Supervisor Claude Banks who areintendent. Ever appreciate of the proximately 30,000 lbs. heavier. supervising the new mast construc-project team and assisting depart- As part of Naval Sea Systems tion, and Shop 26 Supervisors Joements, Sears added, “These are the Command’s One Shipyard Concept Harris and Joy Wiggins who areones getting it done, I’m just giving that shares personnel and resources overseeing its welding.them the assistance they need!” across all four public shipyards, Capt. Joe Clarkson, Truman’s Removal of the mast marked Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and commanding officer said, “This isa major milestone in Truman’s Intermediate Maintenance Facility a Main Mast Correction as part of13-month Drydocking Planned In- fabricated the main mast stick, with Capstone, which includes upgradescremental Availability (DPIA) . An NNSY performing the rest of the to the combat systems, new radars,essential component of the carrier’s work fabricating the new mast. and upgrade and refurbishment ofCapstone project, Truman will be Sears commended Code 920 radars for our weapons systems.receiving a new mast in August that Zone Manager Alvin Allen and It’s a very important upgrade.”
Leading the effort on USS Harry S Truman’s (CVN 75) mast upgrade include, from left to right: Front row--Rigging Zone Manager Antonio Lamb; Capstone Electrical/Electronics Zone Manager Matt Rienerth; RiggerSupv. Andrew Manigo; Assistant Project Superintendent George Sears; Shop 11 Supv. Claude Banks; Shop 26Supv. Joy Wiggins; Capstone Electrical Supv. Brandon Fields; Shop 26 Welder Tyrone Bryant. Second row--Shop 11 Work Leader James Brinkley; Capstone Electrical Supv. Bob Carraher; Rigging Zone Manager KennySasser; Shop 11 Shipfitter Eric Harris; Shop 26 Welder Leon Blount; and Structural Zone Manager Alvin Allen. Swapshop Employees seeking leave for personal, family emergencies1995 Prowler 5th Wheel Fleetwood Travel Trailer, 30 foot Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as well as tenantwith super slide-out, new AC & tires, great cond., $6,500. command employees, seek leave through theCall Cheryl at 621-8640. Leave Donor Program: Jimmy L. Waller, Training Instructor; Wil-Wedding Gown: Sz-18. Drycleaned. Minimal alteration. liam L. White, Sheet Metal Mechanic; Rich-Eggshell; sleeveless, fitted bodice w/ embroidered leaves & ard C. Harrell, Training Instructor; Shanitaflowers. Pearl bead accents. Full skirt, crinoline. Chapel lgth Tynes, Rigger; Kenneth J. Donivan, Painter;train. Over-bustle added. Zipper hidden. David’s bridal. Paid Hollis Boone, Shipfitter; Juan Dejesus,$650, asking $300. Call Allison for info at 675-6910. Please Pipefitter; Joseph T. Horan, Jr.; Eric Salley,leave msg. Rigger; Robin Salugao, Occupational Safety Specialist. To donate leave to any of the listed personnel, please contact E. Allen at 6-9023.