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FISCAL YEAR 2018 PROJECTED SHIP INACTIVATION SCHEDULE

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NAVADMIN 179/17

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N8/JUL//

SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2018 PROJECTED SHIP INACTIVATION SCHEDULE

REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 4770.5H/20140424//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 5400.44A/20111013//
REF/C/DOC/OPNAVINST 5441.1/20140911//
NARR/REF A IS NAVY ORGANIZATION CHANGE MANUAL (NOCM) FOR SUBMITTING 
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE REQUESTS (OCR) TO INCLUDE SHIP DECOMMISSIONINGS OR 
INACTIVATION.  REF B IS OPNAV POLICY AND GUIDANCE FOR THE INACTIVATION, 
RETIREMENT, AND DISPOSITION OF U.S. NAVAL VESSELS.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN shall be read in its entirety to ensure all 
stakeholders in the ship inactivation process are aware of the projected 
retirement schedule for the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2018, respective 
responsibilities and necessary follow-up actions.  Ship retirement decisions 
reflected in paragraph 2 below align with the presidents budget for 2018 or 
subsequent execution year decision made by leadership.

2. To facilitate fleet planning efforts to conduct decommissioning continuous 
maintenance availability (CMAV), the projected schedule for inactivating 
battle force and non-battle force U.S. naval vessels in fy18 is promulgated 
as follows:

SHIP NAME              INACTIVATION DATE        POST CMAV STATUS
USS PONCE                     14 Oct 2017           Dismantlement
(AFSB(I) 15)
USNS LAWRENCE H GIANELLA      1 Aug 2018           Interagency Transfer
(T-AOT 1125)                           (Maritime Administration)

3. Per ref (a), Fleet Commanders shall submit an organizational change 
request for commissioned USS ships and per reference (b), military sealift 
command shall submit a naval message (within 90 days of the event) for USNS 
ships, to formally notify the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) 
of a ships decommission or end of service.  Submit revisions due to 
operational schedule changes per references (a) and (b).  It is the 
responsibility of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, U.S. 
Pacific Fleet in coordination with their respective TYCOM to ensure the 
appropriate lower echelon commands are notified of any changes in the ship 
inactivation schedules, as well as the OPNAV shipbuilding conversion, Navy 
(SCN) Manager OPNAV N805, and respective OPNAV resource sponsors.

4. Adjustments to paragraph 2 ship inactivation that cross the current fiscal 
year must be coordinated with OPNAV N805 due to reporting requirements that 
Navy must inform congress on execution year force structure changes that 
differ from what congress authorized/appropriated and signed into law by the 
president.  OPNAV shall promulgate changes to the inactivation fiscal year as 
required.

5. The ships Commanding Officer, Masters, or Immediate Superior in Command, 
shall submit a final naval message (normally transmitted in conjunction with 
the decommissioning ceremony) announcing the ships official retirement date 
and a brief history of the significant events in the life of the ship per 
reference (b).  The Naval History and Heritage Command and Naval Vessel 
Register Custodian, shall be included as info addressees.

6. Point of contact is Barbara Lewis, OPNAV(N805), at (703) 614-2253/DSN 224-
225, Barbara.lewis1(at)navy.mil//

7. Released by VADM W. K. LESCHER, DCNO, N8.//

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