Trident Nuclear Sub Resumes Operations After Repairs
BANGOR, Wash. (AP) _ The nuclear submarine USS Nevada, which carries Trident missiles, performed well in sea trials after rr investigation into the cause of a July 3 malfunction at sea, Ross said, and a firm estimate of the repair costs is still unknown.
The Nevada missed a port call to Alameda, Calif., after its reduction gear broke down. The crew made temporary repairs, and permanent repairs were made when the Nevada arrived at the Trident Naval Submarine Base’s drydock at Bangor a few days later.
The reduction gear transfers power from the engines to the propeller shaft.
The Nevada is the Navy’s eighth and newest Trident submarine. It is based at Bangor, about 15 miles west of Seattle.
Like other Trident submarines, the Nevada is designed to carry 24 Trident I ballistic missiles, each capable of launching several nuclear warheads at targets up to 4,600 miles away.