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  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $51 million contract modification for the first year of life-cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks. Services provided in the contract include post-delivery planning and engineering, systems integration and engineering support, research engineering, material support, […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eleventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27) is entering service in a ceremony on Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Oregon. Deputy secretary of defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Somerset has completed COMPTUEX, a series of simulations, exercises and drills designed to prepare a ship’s crew for deployment. Somerset, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is preparing for its upcoming maiden deployment. “COMPTUEX afforded the blue-green team onboard Somerset to exercise our skills while tackling more […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit on November 13. Somerset departed Naval Station San Diego for its maiden deployment October 14, and this will be the first overseas port visit in the ship’s history. The ship was commissioned into the U.S. Navy in March […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries has officially started fabrication of the 13th San Antonio-class ship, the future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. (LPD-29), at its 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 […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) to the US Navy in a ceremony on September 18. Shipbuilders from HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, ship’s force and representatives of Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast attended the ceremony. The signing of the DD 250 document officially transfers custody of […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Industry news

    Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, announced today that it has begun construction on the U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). The company was recently awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build the USS San Antonio-class ship at the Pascagoula facility. “This is a significant milestone for Ingalls […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Training & Education

      USS New Orleans (LPD 18) returned to its homeport in San Diego Aug. 22 following a two week predeployment exercise off the coast of Southern California. New Orleans, along with embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed Amphibious Squadron-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Readiness […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) arrived at her homeport of San Diego November 18, completing the ship’s maiden voyage. Following four years of construction and successful sea trials this summer in the Gulf of Mexico, the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship set sail for home in August. […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    US Navy’s future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) officially started construction in a keel authentication ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), on Oct. 13. Keel laying is the traditional start of ship construction. In the age of wooden ships, ‘keel laying’ referred to the laying down of the piece of timber serving as the backbone […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $1.43 billion contract to design and build the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock LPD 29. Preliminary work has begun on LPD 29, and the start of fabrication will take place later this year, HII said. Work on the design and construction is […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is underway for the seventh Underway Recovery Test (URT) off the coast of Southern California in preparation for NASA’s Orion. URT is part of a US government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in an […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Results from a test simulating a chemical attack aboard USS New York (LPD 21) off the coast of Virginia verify the effectiveness of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) defense systems in protecting Sailors aboard San Antonio-class ships, the Navy announced Jan. 31. According to the Defense Department Operational Test and Evaluation Force report, the San […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $1.46 billion contract to design and build the U.S. Navy’s new amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). USS Fort Lauderdale will be the 12th  and final ship of the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio-class of amphibious transport ships. Ingalls has built and delivered 10 ships in the class […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million advance procurement contract to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 30. LPD 30 will be the first Flight II landing platform in the San Antonio-class. “This is a significant milestone as we embark toward a new flight of […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $1.47 billion contract 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. LPD 30 is the evolution of the […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Fairbanks Morse announced it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Navy’s thirteenth San Antonio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship, the LPD 29. The company said construction of the engines would begin in 2019 with delivery scheduled for 2020 to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transits the Pacific Ocean at dusk. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. USS Anchorage, the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Anchorage, […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingals Industries authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on Friday, April 12. Ship’s Co-sponsors Shana McCool and Kate Oja declared the keel to be “truly and fairly laid.” LPD 29 is the first US Navy ship named in honor of Richard M. […]

  • 17 April 2020
    Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division recently started fabrication of the US Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Harrisburg (LPD 30). The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD. […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three days after the arrival of future littoral combat ship USS Omaha, naval base San Diego welcomed the future amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to its new homeport on January 22. Portland’s arrival to her Southern California homeport concluded a six-week transit from her building site at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Engine manufacturer Fairbanks Morse announced it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power the US Navy’s first Flight II San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship LPD 30. The US Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million contract for LPD […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navvy’s first San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship to be built in the Flight II configuration will be named in honor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While being the first in this configuration, future USS Harrisburg (LPD 30) will be the 14th ship in its class. LPD 30 will also be the second US Navy […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Portland (LPD 27), arrived in Pearl Harbor May 29 for combat systems ship qualification trials. During its time in the 3rd Fleet, the ship is also scheduled to take part in the large international exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Portland started the transit from San […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Deployed Sailors and Marines aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) celebrated Christmas with fellow service members while deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility Dec. 24-25. “It’s a little bittersweet,” said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Keshia Gorby from Ashland, Ohio. “We’re away from family, but on the other hand we figure out that […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Industry news

    The US Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington, during a 12:30 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, April 6, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The ship is named for the county of Arlington and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Energy solutions provider AMSC announced it has been contracted to deliver a high temperature superconductor (HTS) based ship protection system (SPS) for the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). This contract follows a long lead order from the US Navy for a ship protection system for LPD 28 that was announced on […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, May 19, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego, principal homeport of the Pacific fleet, and honors the people of “America’s Finest City” and its leaders […]

  • 19 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) volunteered at a monastery in Jerez De La Frontera during a port visit to Rota, Spain Jan. 17. More than 30 volunteers went to the “La Cartuja” Our Lady of the Defense monastery and assisted with yard work and minor renovations to the chapel and living […]