BREMERTON — The aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk has arrived in Puget Sound on its final voyage before decommissioning at Bremerton.
A Naval Base Kitsap spokesman, Tom Danaher, says the carrier is on schedule to tie up at 9 a.m. today.
The 47-year-old ship is the Navy’s last carrier powered by diesel fuel.
The Kitty Hawk was stationed the past ten years in Japan and traveled this summer to San Diego.
It’s arriving with a crew of 1,600 that will be drawn down to about 400 by October to prepare the ship for decommissioning early next year.