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Ingalls-built amphibious transport dock launches

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has launched the amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha.

The John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is the 10th amphibious transport dock built by Ingalls.

The ship is used to land Marines and their equipment during military and humanitarian missions.

Ingalls has built and delivered nine ships in the San Antonio class of ships with LPDs 26 and 27 remaining. LPD 27, named Portland, is scheduled to launch in 2016.

The ships are 684 feet long and can carry up to 800 troops.

The ship is named for U.S. Rep. John Patrick Murtha. Murtha served in the Marine Corps for 37 years seeing service in Korea and Vietnam. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District from 1974 until his death in 2010.


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