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Huntington Ingalls Launches Navy’s Upcoming San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock

Huntington Ingalls Launches Navy's Upcoming San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has launched the U.S. Navy’s future 13th San Antonio-class landing platform dock for amphibious assault, expeditionary warfare missions and special operations.

USS Richard M. McCool Jr. was transported via rail from the shipbuilder’s facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and mounted on a floating dry dock at a pier before the ship went afloat, HII said Friday.

With a length of 684 feet and a width of 105 feet, LPD 29 is designed to land U.S. Marine Corps servicemen, equipment and supplies through air cushions, conventional landing crafts or amphibious assault vehicles.

Ingalls Shipbuilding, the sole manufacturer of the entire San Antonio class, plans to deliver Richard M. McCool Jr. to the Navy in 2023.

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