Future Frank E Petersen Jr Completes Builder’s Trials

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the Navy’s 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, completed Builder’s sea trials, August 26. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder to assess the ship’s systems and readiness for Acceptance Trials…

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Navy Christens LPD 28 Fort Lauderdale in Pascagoula

The Navy will christen its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, the Honorable Dean Trantalis, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Wins Planning Yard Contract Worth A Potential $724 Million

June 8, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract with a potential total value of $724 million for planning yard services in support of in-service amphibious ships. “Ingalls has a 40-year history of providing planning yard services to ships in active service,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We consider…

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HII Awarded $107 Million Advance Procurement Contract for LHA 9

April 19, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a fourth contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $107 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $457 million. “The amphibious warship production line is…

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Rolls-Royce, Defense Production Act Title III investment to upgrade company’s Naval facility in Pascagoula

August 12, 2020 – Rolls-Royce and the Defense Production Act Title III office will invest millions of dollars to upgrade the company’s capability and capacity for U.S. Navy ship propulsion components in its facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The DPA Title III office has already agreed to invest $22 million for equipment, with Rolls-Royce making an additional investment for building improvements,…

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Newly Commissioned USS Tripoli Departs Shipyard for San Diego

July 24, 2020 – The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego homeport. USS Tripoli was administratively commissioned July 15 and is the third ship to bear the name Tripoli in commemoration of the U.S. Marines and approximately 370 soldiers from…

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USS Tripoli Joins the Fleet

July 15, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Tripoli (LHA 7), today, July 15, 2020. Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned the USS Tripoli administratively and the ship transitioned to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity to…

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Completes East Bank Reactivation Project

June 5, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division moved destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) to Pier Four on the east bank of the Pascagoula River today, signifying the reopening of a facility decimated in Hurricane Katrina. The newly reactivated, 187-acre east bank features covered construction areas to improve safety and optimize ship assembly, expansive storage facilities and…

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HII Awarded $187 Million Advance Procurement Contract for LHA 9

May 5, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. “This contract allows us to maintain the health of our critical nationwide shipbuilding supplier base while continuing our serial production…

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