Navy Considers Seal Beach Weapons Station Upgrade

Posted March 29, 2016 at 6:00am

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that “the Navy is considering expensive renovations to the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station so that it could handle a larger variety and number of warships from San Diego.”  

“Planners say it could cost $100 million to $125 million to upgrade the weapons station, which needs a large new pier and harbor improvements that would enable Seal Beach to accommodate 840-foot amphibious assault ships. The base also would be able to more easily service two vessels at one time.”  

“Seal Beach currently services destroyers, cruisers, littoral combat ships and smaller amphibious vessels.”