Even if a billion dollars was made available for repair one source said everything from hangar deck and above would have be removed and rebuilt including the well deck. Also it was pointed out that no shipyard has the capacity to make such major repairs due to to a backlog of maintenance and new builds
The Navy will wait out the decision for awhile then scrap it. That is almost a certainty.
The USN learned a hard lesson of a pretty common practice in the civilian world . Never deactivate your fire alert and fire suppression systems and if you do post fire watches.
Accident or not, an award to the Navy for showing little regard for the taxpayers’ property. Bush league procedures for a warship undergoing maintenance. You think they would have learned after the Miami fire.
What next open house tours of an armed SSBN?