Under the terms of the contract, USS Mount Whitney will undergo the 3rd stage of its scheduled life-cycle maintenance to extend the life of this 1970s era command ship till 2039.
A long-term relationship between the US Navy and Viktor Lenac Shipyard began in 1993 when the United States Department of Defense – Department of the Navy and Viktor Lenac Shipyard signed the Master Agreement for Repair and Alteration of Vessels.
During the master agreement the shipyard carried out a few small-scope projects on several USN vessels in Croatian ports. USS Nashville was the first ship that underwent repairs within the premises of Viktor Lenac Shipyard.
Since 2011, the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command entrusted the USS Mount Whitney projects to Viktor Lenac Shipyard for 4 times.