Home » NEWS » Manufacturing » Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction on LPD 26, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship.

The Mississippi Press reports the vessel is named for U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who died in February 2010. Murtha also spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In April, the shipyard in Pascagoula was awarded a $1.5 billion final construction contract to build the ship.

The ship’s keel laying is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. It is scheduled to be launched in the third quarter of 2014 and delivered to the Navy in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Ingalls has delivered the first 5 ships of the class. Four others are currently under construction in Pascagoula and Avondale, La.

Information: The Associated Press

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*