Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility
A Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) is a facility owned by the United States Navy as a holding facility for decommissioned naval vessels, pending determination of their final fate. All ships in these facilities are inactive, but some are still on the Naval Vessel Register (NVR), while others have been struck from that Register.
The ships that have been stricken from the NVR are disposed of by one of several means, including foreign military sale transfer, ship donation as a museum or memorial, domestic dismantling and recycling, artificial reefing, or use as a target vessel. Others are retention assets for possible future reactivation, which have been laid up for long-term preservation and are maintained with minimal maintenance (humidity control, corrosion control, flood/fire watch) should they need to be recalled to active duty.
The Navy has been reducing the number of inactive ships, which numbered as many as 195 in 1997, but was down to 49 by the end of 2014.
There are NISMFs in:
Vessels moored at NISMFsEdit
Following is a list of vessels currently being stored at the facilities as per the NAVSEA Inactive Ship Inventory dated September 26, 2017 (with exceptions as referenced separately):
|USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10)||Supply||fast combat support ships||Inactive, out of service, in reserve.|
|USS Dubuque (LPD-8)||Austin||Amphibious Transport Dock||Inactive, out of commission, in reserve.|
|USS Ford (FFG-54)||Oliver Hazard Perry||Frigate||Stricken, to be sunk as target.|
|USS Ingraham (FFG-61)||Oliver Hazard Perry||Frigate||Stricken, to be sunk as target.|
|USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7)||Supply||fast combat support ships||Inactive, out of service, in reserve.|
|USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)||Kitty Hawk||Aircraft Carrier||Stricken, to be disposed of via scrapping.|
|USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60)||Oliver Hazard Perry||Frigate||Stricken, possible foreign sale.|
Pearl Harbor, HawaiiEdit
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