"Cover Story" piece on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In the past decade, the y
"Cover Story" piece on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In the past decade, the yard has lost more than half of its workers and is now down to about 3,400 employees, but it has survived two encounters with the base-closure commission in 1993 and 1995. The yard has been in continuous operation since 1800 and, during World War II employed 25,000 people, but Defense Secretary William Cohen plans to ask Congress to appoint another Base Realignment and Closure commission, and Portsmouth is the smallest and most vulnerable of the Navy's four shipyards. With an average age of 45.2 years, the yard's workers find climbing and crawling in cramped conditions increasingly more difficult. With related articles on the conversion of nearby Pease Air Force Base to civilian use, and the conversion process that has already begun at the shipyard.
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Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In the past decade, the y" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3950.