Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock Anchorage (LPD 23)

Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock
Anchorage (LPD 23)

AVONDALE, La., Sept. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division
has delivered the amphibious transport dock Anchorage (LPD 23) to the U.S.
Navy. It is the seventh ship of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class built at

Anchorage (LPD 23)
 The amphibious transport dock Anchorage
 (LPD 23), shown during builder's
 sea trials in May, was delivered to the
 U.S. Navy today.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

"Today is a testament to the hard work and outstanding performance by our LPD
shipbuilding team," said Doug Lounsberry, vice president, LPD 17 Program. "Our
dedicated shipbuilding professionals continue to improve on the complex
design, construction and testing of each ship in this program. That diligent
work lays the foundation necessary for sailors and Marines to accomplish their
missions while deployed."

The ship recently completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials, with shipbuilders
successfully accomplishing more than 200 tests on the ship during the sea
trial period.

Ingalls has now delivered seven ships in the class and has four more in
various stages of development or construction. LPDs are built to be survivable
and flexible. The complex, survivable ships enable the services to carry out
their missions without constraints or additional assets.

The 11 ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy's ability to
project power ashore. Collectively, they functionally replace more than 41
ships (the LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships),
providing the Navy and Marine Corps with modern, sea-based platforms that are
networked, survivable and built to operate with 21st century platforms, such
as the MV-22 Osprey.

The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide and displace
approximately 25,000 tons. Their principal mission is to deploy the combat and
support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. The ships can
carry up to 800 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking
air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing crafts, augmented by helicopters or
vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22. The ships will
support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare
missions through the first half of the 21st century.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
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