Fabrication Begins on Amphibious Assault Ship Richard M McCool Jr

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 29, July 30, 2018 at their shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “We are excited to commence fabrication on the 13th and final ship of the LPD 17 Flight I class,” said Capt. Brian Metcalf, LPD 17 class program manager for Program Executive OfficeShips. “We continue to benefit from the maturity of this program, and look forward to achieving future production…

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