US Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Forrest Sherman completes SRA

8 March 2021 (Last Updated March 8th, 2021 12:52)

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is set for delivery to service after completing a Scheduled Restricted Availability (SRA).

US Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Forrest Sherman completes SRA
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returns from sea trials on schedule after completing a six-month SRA. Credit: US Navy Photo by Gas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Christopher Shearin.

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is set for delivery to service after completing a Scheduled Restricted Availability (SRA).

The vessel underwent the six-month maintenance programme and other repairs required to sustain its condition between overhauls.

According to a statement released by Naval Sea Systems Command, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) provided management and oversight to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) scheduled maintenance availability.

MARMC is a provider of surface ship maintenance, management and oversight of private sector maintenance, as well as fleet technical assistance to ships in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.

The USS Forrest Sherman destroyer’s major hull, mechanical, and engineering systems including two gas turbine generators, among other components, received repairs and upgrades.

MARMC Forrest Sherman project manager Tony Stevens said: “There is always a sense of pride when you look back at the hard work of the team and know the impact it has on the navy’s mission.

“Everyone had the same goal in mind – to get the ship back operational.”

The repairs were conducted by Marine Hydraulics International (MHI) in Norfolk, Virginia.

MARMC commanding officer captain Tim Barney said: “This is a win. Thanks to MHI and their subcontractors. Fixing ships is a team effort and the Forrest Sherman Team did exceptionally well, ensuring an on-time delivery.”

The Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants that can conduct anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-surface warfare missions.