Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

KITTERY, Maine (AP) _ The U.S. Navy has requested $17.8 million to build new barracks on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard after the base's prior housing was deemed substandard and eventually closed last year.

Sub in Kittery for Maintenance

Apr 26, 2015

KITTERY, Maine (AP) _ The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Annapolis has arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance and upgrades.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Goes on a Hiring Spree

Dec 18, 2014

KITTERY, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery says it's in the process of hiring more than 700 workers.

KITTERY, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says it's in the process of hiring more than 700 workers.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen say the annual defense bill has provisions that authorize funding for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the Pease Air National Guard Base.

The senators, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, say the bill authorizes the procurement of two Virginia Class submarines and funding at the shipyard, based in Kittery, Maine.

Funding also is included for the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker program at Pease. The new tankers will replace the Air Force's current fleet of 1950s-era KC-135s.

By David Sharp and Jennifer McDermott, The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - An investigation into a fire that crippled a U.S. submarine concludes that the Navy was complacent about fire safety during shipyard repairs and put too much faith in firefighters who'd never trained to battle a blaze aboard a submarine.

The Navy investigators say there was confusion at the start of the fire in May 2012 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. They also say there were two hour-long periods in which the fire wasn't being fought.

Emily Corwin / New Hampshire Public Radio

KITTERY, Maine - The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is a major economic engine on both sides of the Piscataqua, so it gets a lot of attention from politicians. But while the unions on the shipyard endorse Democrats almost exclusively, individuals on base are no monolith. New Hampshire Public Radio's Emily Corwin takes us inside the shipyard vote.


There's a painted blue line surrounding the entrance to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Over that blue line, political campaigning is not allowed. But just a few inches this side of it - politics are in motion.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire engineering firm has been awarded a five-year, $10 million contract by the U.S. Navy to make repairs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Appledore Marine Engineering in Portsmouth will start work on projects that include expanding the capabilities of the dry docks at the Kittery, Maine, shipyard, so they can accommodate the larger Virginia-class submarines.

By DAVID SHARP, The Associated Press

KITTERY, Maine - The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's shuttered prison.

But officials aren't providing details as they continue to evaluate them.

The Navy is trying for a third time to breathe life into the fortress-like structure that has priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean, but needs millions of dollars of repairs.

By David Sharp, The Associated Press

KITTERY, Maine — Vice President Joe Biden says America will follow the terrorists who have killed two journalists "to the gates of hell."

Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, Biden said Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group responsible for beheading Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff won't intimidate the United States.

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The House Armed Services Committee is considering a proposal to hold another round of base closings under the so-called BRAC process: That's the use of a Base Realignment and Closure Commission to recommend changes in current bases and the closure of others. Members of Maine's congressional delegation are no fans of the process, which previously included the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on the hit list. And they're recommending that bases overseas be considered first.