Kings Bay Submarine Base (NAVY O&M)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Kings Bay Submarine Base (NAVY O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional District: 4

1. DESCRIPTION

Kings Bay Submarine Base project consists of maintenance dredging within the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay including the main channel to varying depths, upper turning basin, Site Six, Magnetic Silencing Facility, Explosive Handling Basin, Explosive Handling Wharves, Medium Auxiliary Repair Dock, Refit Wharves and the Drydock Caisson Gate and Sill. This project connects to the Kings Bay Entrance Channel maintenance dredging project. Dredged material is placed in four Dredge Material Management Areas (DMMA): Crab Island, Mainside, D/A-1 or D/A-2. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is located in Camden County, Georgia adjacent to the town of St. Marys and across from the City of Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida.

2. FUNDING

Allocation for FY21 (Navy) $21,060,000
President’s Budget FY22 $21,779,000

 

3. SPONSOR

US NAVY Kings Bay Commander
Naval Submarine Base
Kings Bay, GA 31547-9999

4. STATUS

Kings Bay Submarine Base is dredged annually and is funded with 100% Navy funding. Cutter-suction dredges are utilized to complete the work. The FY21 contract was awarded in February 2021 and is scheduled for construction completion by August 2021; a secondary dredging is scheduled between December 2021 and January 2022. The FY22 contract is scheduled to be awarded in March 2022 and commence in May 2022. Dredged material will be placed in one of four Dredge Material Management Areas (DMMA): Crab Island, Mainside, D/A-1 or D/A-2.  USACE is also conducting DMMA maintenance.

 

Map- Kings Bay Submarine Base-This project connects to the Kings Bay Entrance Channel maintenance dredging project. Dredged material is placed in four Dredge Material Management Areas.