Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock
Arlington (LPD 24)
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Dec. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has
delivered the amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24) to the U.S. Navy.
Arlington is the eighth ship in the LPD 17 class of ships Ingalls has
delivered to the Navy.
Representatives of Ingalls Shipbuilding
and the U.S. Navy sign the DD 250
documents that officially transferred
custody of the amphibious transport
dock Arlington (LPD 24) to the Navy on
Friday. Pictured (left to right) are
Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls' LPD 24
program director; Capt. Steve Mitchell,
Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast;
and Cmdr. Darren Nelson, LPD 24's
prospective commanding officer.
Arlington (LPD 24)
The amphibious transport dock Arlington
(LPD 24) returned from successful U.S.
Navy acceptance sea trials in November.
The ship had an opportunity to steam in
formation with Anchorage (LPD 23) while
Photos accompanying this release are available at
"The delivery of LPD 24 caps an outstanding year in our amphibious
shipbuilding programs," said Ingalls' LPD Vice President Doug Lounsberry. "LPD
24 is the third ship we've delivered within a year, and it is a testament to
the work ethic and dedication of our LPD shipbuilders. We are receiving
tremendous feedback from the Navy on how the ships in this class are
performing. It's a hot production line right now, and we are ready to build
The ship performed well during builder's and U.S. Navy acceptance trials.
Ingalls has three more LPDs in various stages of development or construction.
Built to be survivable and flexible, these complex warships enable the
services to carry out their missions without constraints or additional assets.
LPD 24 sailors and Ingalls' shipbuilders gathered on the flight deck to view
the short delivery ceremony where the official DD 250 paperwork was signed.
The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in the U.S Navy fleet sometime next
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. These 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.
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