Ingalls Shipbuilding completes helicopter hangar for Navy
Published: May 8,2012
GULFPORT — A large helicopter hangar, built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Gulfport, is headed for Maine.
WLOX TV reports the 60-foot-wide structure, made from carbon composites, took nearly two years to construct.
The structure is headed for Bath Iron Works in Maine, where it will be attached to the newest Navy destroyer.
“Oh man, it’s a major pat on the back to see this thing go. It’s great. Feels good to see a big accomplishment like this,” said Ingalls worker Bill Mason.
The helo-hangar, wrapped in white, represents thousands of hours of work.
“It took a lot of hard work. Yard wide commitment from everybody. A lot of weekends, not a lot of time off,” said Ingalls worker Marcus Davis “A lot of veterans work out here too. So, we take a lot of pride in our work out here, building stuff for the Navy you know,” said worker Jerry Aubuchon.
A structure even larger than the helo hangar, the ship’s deckhouse, is being built in a large construction bay at the Gulfport facility. Weighing slightly less than 900 tons, it will be delivered later this summer.
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