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The U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) is shrouded in scaffolding at dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The New Hampshire is at Portsmouth for maintenance work. A report from the Congressional Budget Office concludes that it is less expensive to repair and maintain submarines at private shipyards than at the Navy's shipyards. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) is shrouded in scaffolding at dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The New Hampshire is at Portsmouth for maintenance work. A report from the Congressional Budget Office concludes that it is less expensive to repair and maintain submarines at private shipyards than at the Navy's shipyards. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

CBO report finds submarine maintenance work less costly at private yards

Published September 14. 2018 8:49PM | Updated September 15. 2018 5:17PM

Julia Bergman