Nimitz moving to Bremerton for 16 months of maintenance

EVERETT — The USS Nimitz will move to Bremerton in 2015 for 16 months to undergo scheduled large-scale maintenance.

The relocation to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard will occur early next year, Naval Station Everett spokeswoman Kristin Ching said.

The work that will be done will include modernization and regular maintenance that a carrier of its age would normally require, she said.

As for the 3,000-plus crew and their families, some might be leaving the area, at least temporarily, while the carrier is docked.

A statement from the Navy said that it is trying to avoid unnecessary permanent change-of-station moves for the Nimitz crew and families.

The Nimitz is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 11, which includes the Everett-based guided missile destroyer USS Shoup.

The Nimitz returned to Everett in December after a nine-month deployment that covered 80,000 nautical miles in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. It has been home-ported in Everett since 2012.

The carrier is currently at sea, although not on deployment, Ching said. It’s date of return was not disclosed.

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