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Huntington Ingalls, Coast Guard Hold Keel Authentication Ceremony on Legend-Class Cutter Kimball

Huntington Ingalls, Coast Guard Hold Keel Authentication Ceremony on Legend-Class Cutter Kimball - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Huntington-Logo_ExecutiveBizHuntington Ingalls Industries“™ Ingalls Shipbuilding division and the U.S. Coast Guard held a keel authentication ceremony for the service branch“™s seventh Legend-class National Security Cutter at the company“™s shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Friday.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft served as the keynote speaker during the ceremony for the NSC Kimball (WMSL 756), HII said Friday.

The 418-foot-long vessel is named after Sumner Kimball, who helped establish the U.S. Life Saving Service.

Kay Webber Cochran, wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), etched her initials onto the keel“™s steel plate as the ship“™s sponsor during the event.

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias and Sen. Cochran were also in attendance.

Legend-class NSCs are built to replace Hamilton-class cutters for use in maritime security missions and are designed to sail at a speed of up to 28 knots.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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