Supporting America's Trident Force
Trident Refit Facility's mission is to provide quality industrial and logistics support for the incremental overhaul, modernization, and repair of Trident submarines and to provide global submarine supply support.
The command also provides maintenance and support services to other submarines, regional maintenance customers, and other activities as requested.
The TRIREFFAC workforce consists of approximately 1,700 military and civilian men and women working in a variety of trades supporting submarine and ship repair and maintenance.
While the bulk of its workload is associated with the repair of Trident submarines, the team also provides maintenance and support services to other class submarines, regional maintenance customers, and the Trident Planned Equipment Replacement (TRIPER) program.
Trident Refit Facility also supports the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, SC. with repairs to pumps, valves, motor generators, turbines, and hatches on the moored training ship located there.
It also serves as the Southeast Regional Repair Center for air manifolds, accommodation ladders, small optics, and motor repair. Command personnel also repair pumps and small boats.
The Trident Planned Equipment Replacement Program (TRIPER) provides incremental maintenance of various submarine components. TRIREFFAC's supply department is essential for accomplishment of the Trident submarine mission as it provides total integrated logistical supply support to attack and United Kingdom submarines, regional maintenance customers, and other activities as requested.
The command is composed of an industrial area, waterfront support complex, Defensive Ordnance Support Facility (DOSF), and Magnetic Silencing Facility (MSF).
It boasts the largest covered dry dock in the Northern hemisphere. Measuring 700 feet long, 100 feet wide, and 67 feet deep, the dry dock is a marvel. Three pumps with the capability to move 72,000 gallons of water per minute flood and drain the dry dock for maintenance operations. At its capacity, the dry dock holds 31.5 million gallons of water.
The DOSF, which maintains and stores torpedoes carried by Trident submarines, includes defense weapons facility buildings, storage magazines, and maintenance buildings.
Trident Refit Facility's state-of-the-art MSF provides degaussing services to Trident, fast attack, and United Kingdom submarines, as well as steel hull surface craft. TRIREFFAC's MSF is the only facility of its kind on the East Coast. A high-tech "drive-in" procedure is employed when bringing ships into the MSF, which saves time and reduces the cost of this essential evolution. The MSF is also used for research for development of future magnetic systems.
Number One In Trident Support
The Trident Refit Facility's award winning team provides timely and best possible quality industrial and logistics support to America's Trident ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines, such as the ballistic missile submarine (above) undergoing refit in the Northern hemisphere's largest dry dock, which is located at Kings Bay.