Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Eighth National Security Cutter Midgett to U.S. Coast Guard

May 1, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the National Security Cutter (NSC) Midgett (WMSL 757) to the U.S. Coast Guard today. Midgett is scheduled to sail away in June and will be commissioned later this year. “We have a mission statement in the NSC program that says during the construction of each NSC we will provide the men and women of the United States Coast Guard with the finest ship in their fleet,” said Derek Murphy, NSC program manager. “This excellence will be provided by our…

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.47 Billion for First Flight II LPD

March 26, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $1.48 billion, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 30. The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD. “Ingalls looks forward to continuing our strong legacy of providing the men and women of our naval forces with the capable and survivable warships they need and deserve,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Paul Ignatius

February 22, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Feb. 22. Accepting delivery of DDG 117 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its material and operational readiness. The 67th Arleigh Burke class destroyer honors Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as Secretary of the Navy…

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Future USS Paul Ignatius Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

December 21, 2018 – The future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) successfully completed acceptance trials on Dec. 20, returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. During acceptance trials, the ship and its crew performed a series of demonstrations for review by the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). These demonstrations are used by INSURV to validate the quality of construction and compliance with Navy specifications and requirements prior to delivery of the ship to the U.S.…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

October 6, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) today with approximately 900 guests in attendance. The ship is the 71st in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers and the 33rd built by Ingalls. Alfred Gray, a retired general and former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, was the keynote speaker. “We’re here to honor a great American, a great ship and a great shipyard as well,” Gray said. “Frank is the person who really gave…

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Navy to Christen Destroyer Frank E Petersen Jr

October 4, 2018 – The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) Saturday, Oct. 6, during a 10:00 a.m. CDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is the first ship named in honor of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps officer promoted to brigadier general. When he retired in 1988 after 38 years of service, he was,…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Lays Keel of Behind Schedule National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758)

September 14, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) today. It is the ninth Legend-class cutter built at Ingalls for the U.S. Coast Guard. Severely late, Stone was originally scheduled for launching this summer. “NSCs are essential to the Coast Guard and play a significant role in making America safer and stronger,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management. “As Americans and as shipbuilders, this team understands that every day is an important day in completing and…

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Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) Launched in Pascagoula

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division successfully launched the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) July 13th. “This is the one of the most significant milestones in the life of any ship,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Our shipbuilders implement such an organized launch plan, and they have once again executed it in a quality manner. We are proud to have DDG 121 one step closer to completion and look forward to presenting this invaluable asset to the Navy fleet in the…

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DDG-51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW, HII

The Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. On May 17, construction of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) began at BIW. The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr. (Ret.), was on hand to officially mark the start of fabrication on the ship. In Pascagoula, Mississippi, construction of the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) officially began May 7. DDG-125 will be…

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Navy’s Newest LPD to be Named in Honor of WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will be named in honor of Navy veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Richard M. McCool Jr. McCool, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and later served aboard Landing Craft Support (Large) 122 off the coast of Okinawa during World War II. “Capt. McCool served his nation with honor, distinction and an unparalleled sense of duty.” said Spencer. “His exemplary service in defense of our nation…

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USS Ralph Johnson set to arrive at Everett homeport

The newly commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is scheduled to arrive at its homeport of Naval Station Everett, April 27. Ralph Johnson will be the sixth U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Everett, including USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Kidd (DDG 100), and USS Sampson (DDG 102). Ralph Johnson was commissioned for active service on March 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. The ship’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Jason Patterson, leads the core crew of 314 officers and enlisted personnel.…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Plan To Reactivate East Bank Facilities At Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division plans to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. The site of the original Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The reactivation will restore the facility’s ability to support Ingalls’ current ship construction and modernization programs as well as help the company better prepare for future work, including next-generation amphibious assault ships and surface combatants. “We are excited to be bringing the east bank back to life,” Ingalls…

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USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Restoration

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Jan. 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound from Yokosuka, Japan. Fitzgerald is expected to spend several days in the Port of Pascagoula as the heavy lift ship will commence the reverse operation of unfastening, lowering and guiding the ship off the platform. The ship will then be taken to its designated pier space at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. Due to the extent and complexity of the restoration, both repair and new construction procedures will be used to accomplish the…

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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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