GE Ships LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine for United States Navy 75th DDG Destroyer

GE’s Marine Solutions has shipped a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module that will help power the United States Navy’s 75th DDG Arleigh Burke­-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the company reported today at the Surface Navy Association’s 30th Annual Symposium. Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division will construct this new destroyer with U.S. Navy Flight III upgrades incorporated. Each DDG destroyer features four GE LM2500 marine gas turbines in a COmbined Gas turbine And Gas turbine (COGAG) configuration. “Since 1991 – for just the U.S. Navy’s DDG…

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USS Fitzgerald departs Yokosuka for Mississippi

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor Dec. 9, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf bound for Pascagoula, Mississippi. Transshelf will transport Fitzgerald to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard for repairs and upgrades. Fitzgerald, which returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka June 17, completed a series of preparations for on load to MV Transshelf, including dewatering, defueling, layup maintenance, hull and superstructure repairs. Departure from Yokosuka was delayed a few days due to damage that occurred during the onload process, which involved lowering MV Transshelf in the water, towing…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the Legend-class National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) today in front of hundreds of guests. “We often speak of our service as a family, our Coast Guard family,” said Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, who was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. “The Midgett name takes that seriously with a family legacy unprecedented in the armed services, a family that is all about service before self. Such a special name deserves to be emblazoned on a special platform. The Ingalls…

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Union Members Ratify Contract Extension At Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the five unions at its Ingalls Shipbuilding division have approved an extension of their collective bargaining agreements with the company. The contract affects employees represented by the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council (PMTC) and the local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Association of Machinists (IAM), United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers (UFSPSO), and Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU). “In today’s competitive business environment, it is extremely important to foster a collaborative and cooperative partnership between management and labor to provide the best working environment for our shipbuilders,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Ralph Johnson

The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Nov. 15. In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship’s systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Due to the success of the trials, INSURV recommended the ship be accepted for delivery to the U.S. Navy. “The namesake of this ship is a true American patriot who sacrificed his life for the safety of his…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Guided Missile Destroyer Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) today. The ship is named in honor of the first woman to receive the Navy Cross. “It is always exciting to celebrate the keel authentication of another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said during a shipyard ceremony this morning. “The keel authentication is an important milestone in a ship’s life, as we lay the foundation upon which this great ship will be built. Like…

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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division today. Spencer received his first tour of Ingalls since he was sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy in August. Spencer toured the shipyard facilities with HII President and CEO Mike Petters, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, Gov. Phil Bryant and Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-4th. “Mike Petters and his team have done an amazing job of really bringing the art form of shipbuilding to a science,” Spencer said. “If the U.S….

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Navy to Christen Destroyer Delbert D Black

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Saturday, Nov. 4, during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The future USS Delbert D. Black is the first ship to bear the name of a master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) and is named for the first person to hold that office. Black began his 30-year Navy career in the spring of 1941. After completing recruit training, he reported to his first assignment, USS…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened smphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) September 16th with approximately 2,000 guests in attendance. Lynne Mabus, wife of former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, is the ship’s sponsor and officially christened Tripoli after successfully breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across its bow. “I’d like to thank the shipbuilders, who, through what must be supernatural abilities, have built something that goes beyond anything nature could create,” Mabus said. “This ship was built by the hands of the women and men of Huntington…

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Navy to Christen Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli

The Navy will christen its newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, September 16, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mr. Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Lynne Mabus, the wife of the 75th Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by Mrs. Mabus breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to formally christen the ship,…

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Huntington Ingalls Completes Modernization of USS Ramage (DDG 61)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division redelivered the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) to the U.S. Navy on Monday, four days ahead of schedule. The ship, originally built by Ingalls and delivered to the Navy in 1995, arrived in Pascagoula last November for overhaul and modernization work. “It was a privilege to modernize and overhaul USS Ramage,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The success of this project proves our shipbuilders have the skills and expertise to handle any project. Most of all, they…

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Navy to Christen Guided—Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius

April 7, 2017 – The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Saturday, April 8 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The future USS Paul Ignatius is named in honor of the Honorable Paul Ignatius, who served as assistant secretary of defense for installations and logistics and later as secretary of the navy between 1967 and 1969, both under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Ignatius had previously served as a commissioned lieutenant in the Navy during…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Begins Fabrication of Destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

January 26, 2017 – Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer (DDG 123) on Wednesday. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Starting fabrication on another destroyer is a great way to start the year,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President said. “Ingalls has delivered 29 of these ships to the , and our hot production line continues to improve the construction process. The ships are tremendous assets to our country’s fleet, and we look forward to delivering another quality…

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