The Deal Sealed with Steel and Dollars

In the gritty world of naval refurbishment, where cold steel meets cold hard cash, the USS Columbus (SSN-762) has just got its share of the pie – a whopping $283.9 million.

That’s the final piece in a $300 million puzzle aimed at bringing this old sea dog back into fighting form.

It’s happening down in Virginia, and by December 2025, we’re talking about a full eight-year overhaul that’ll bring the Columbus back, fighting fit and ready for more action.

A Salute to Naval Innovation

Launched back in ’92, the Columbus is no spring chicken.