USS Denver is currently undergoing an inspection to ensure that the
ship meets the statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements as
set by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Chief of Naval
The SECNAV and CNO have designated the
President, Board of Inspection and Survey (PREINSURV) as their agent
to conduct the inspection of Denver, the second oldest commissioned
ship in the United Sates Navy.
“Our purpose is to go out and test all the systems we can,” said
Navy Captain Eric Tapp, the Chief of Staff at INSURV. “We see what
the conditions of the ship are, and report that information to
higher Navy authority to Congress, SECNAV, CNO and make sure they
understand the implication of issues on ships.”
Denver Sailors were properly prepared for the inspection, and the
ships leadership knows this and expresses their gratitude.
“I am proud of our Sailors,” said Navy Master Chief Petty Officer
Edwin Purdy, Command Master Chief of USS Denver. “The mighty Denver
is the second oldest modern-day ship in the fleet, but through their
hard work we passed ULTRA-S in February, 3M Certification in May and
now we are in the middle of our INSURV inspection. On top of all
that, because Denver Sailors trained to do the job right the first
time, every time, and it has paid off in the last advancement
The inspectors have taken notice to the hard work Denver Sailors
have put into the preparation for INSURV.
“We’ve noticed that you’re using the right procedures,” said Tapp.
“The Navy Standard PMS, EOS and CSOSS those are things that Sailors
should take away from any day in life on a ship, were just there to
enforce those particular standards and make sure that they are being
The inspection normally lasts four days. On the fifth day, INSURV
will provide an out brief for Denver detailing findings from every
evolution and demonstration.
Denver is part of the forward-deployed Bonhomme Richard Amphibious
Ready Group (ARG) which reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th
Fleet, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, who is headquartered in Okinawa,