The U.S. Navy announced two ship repair contracts Aug. 22.
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works received a $17.2 million modification covering post-shakedown availability for the littoral combat ship USS Coronado. The company is a sister company to General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Nassco. Though Bath Iron Works is based in Maine, all work will be done in San Diego and is expected to last through March. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair in Bath, Maine awarded the deal.
There are two types of littoral combat ships. The Coronado is an Independence class variant, with a three-part hull.
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair received a $7.8 million modification covering selected restricted availability for the minesweeper USS Scout. Work will be done in San Diego and will last through March. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center of San Diego awarded the deal.
The Scout, like all ships of the Avenger class, has a fiberglass-sheathed wooden hull.