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Green Bay (LPD 20) Christening Slated for July 15

On Saturday July 15, Gen. Robert Magnus, assistant commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will give the principal address at the christening of Green Bay (LPD 20), an amphibious transport dock ship being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The ceremony will be held at the company's New Orleans Operations beginning at 10 a.m. The name Green Bay honors the city of Green Bay, Wis. One of the oldest settlements in the country, Green Bay has been a home to the record-making football team, the Green Bay Packers, since 1919. Green Bay (LPD 20) is the fourth ship in the San Antonio (LPD 17)-class of amphibious transport dock ships being built for the U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps by Northrop Grumman.

Imtech Wins Defense Contract

Internatio-Mueller NV said its technology unit Imtech had won an order worth $35 million from British shipbuilder Swan Hunter. Imtech will provide technical systems for the first two of four amphibious transport ships which Swan Hunter, privately owned by Dutch millionaire Jaap Kroese, will build for the British Ministry of Defense. Negotiations are still taking place about similar orders for the two other vessels, Internatio said. The design of the ships is partly based on an amphibious transport vessel of the Dutch navy. The first of the four vessels is due to be completed by Swan Hunter at the end of 2003, and the second will follow in 2004. Internatio said this order would provide a basis for further and accelerated expansion of Imtech in Britain.

Northrop Grumman to Build Amphibious Vessel

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently won a $1b contract from the U.S. Navy to build the ninth vessel of LPD-17 Class of amphibious transport ships. Northrop Grumman is building ships for the $13.5 billion Navy program at its facilities in Avondale, La., and Pascagoula, Miss. The LPD-17s, which stand for Landing Platform Dock, are amphibious assault vessels. Work on the latest ship will be performed at Avondale, near New Orleans, and in Pascagoula and is expected to be completed in 2011.

Northrop Grumman to Build Amphibious Vessel

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently won a $1b contract from the U.S. Navy to build the ninth vessel of LPD-17 Class of amphibious transport ships. Northrop Grumman is building ships for the $13.5b Navy program at its facilities in Avondale, La., and Pascagoula, Miss. The LPD-17s, which stand for Landing Platform Dock, are amphibious assault vessels. Work on the latest ship will be performed at Avondale, near New Orleans, and in Pascagoula and is expected to be completed in 2011.

U.S. Navy Photo: USS Mesa Verde

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 29, 2011) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. Mesa Verde is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)  

BAE Systems Receives $11m Contract

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), the first in its class, gets assistance from a tugboat as it prepared to moor at its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. in 2006. BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for work on two LPD-17 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships, USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The three-year contract, with an initial value of $11.3 million, is for fitting out availability (FOA) and post shakedown availability (PSA) work on both ships from 2007-2009. Work on the USS New Orleans FOA, is tentatively scheduled to begin in May.

Navy Awards $816.6M New York (LPD 21) Contract to Northrop Grumman

U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation an $816.6 million contract for construction of New York (LPD 21), the fifth ship in the 12 ship LPD 17 series of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships. New York will be built at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations in New Orleans, with fabrication support from three other company facilities in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., and Tallulah, La. The ship will be equipped to conduct amphibious warfare missions by embarking, transporting and landing elements of a landing force during an assault by helicopters, landing craft and amphibious vehicles. "Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has four other San Antonio-class ships under construction at our Gulf Coast facilities…

NAVSEA Awards Contract for Fifth San Antonio-Class Ship

Naval Sea Systems Command recently awarded Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale Operations, New Orleans a $171,050,850 contract modification to a previous contract for long-lead time materials for the fifth San Antonio-class ship, LPD 21. 2003. The Shipbuilding Construction (SCN) contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships will be used to transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies by embarked landing craft or amphibious vehicles augmented by helicopters in amphibious assault. These versatile ships will perform the mission of amphibious transports…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Contracted to Build Eleventh LPD

San Antonio Class LPD: Image credit Northrop Grumman Ship Systems

The U.S. Navy awards Huntington Ingalls Industries a US$1.5-billion fixed-price incentive contract for amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The contract is for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 27 and it will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Ingalls is building the entire San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships, the newest addition to the Navy's 21st century amphibious assault force. LPDs are built to be survivable and flexible.

Navy’s Newest Amphibious Ship Named San Diego

Artist’s concept of the San Antonio Class amphibious transport dock ships. (Credit: U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England has named the U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship (LPD 22) in honor of the city of San Diego. “San Diego is home to a large number of the Pacific Fleet’s ships. For decades, our nation’s Sailors and Marines have begun their service to America at boot camps in San Diego. Thousands of military families and veterans have fallen in love with the area, and are fortunate enough to live and work in San Diego.

US Navy Aids Ailing Cargo Ship Crewman

The U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) provided medical assistance to a crew member of a cargo vessel after receiving a distress call September 12.   After receiving the call at 5:32 p.m., the ship's medical team boarded the Liberian-flagged motor vessel Fernando and rendered aid to the crew member, a Polish national, who was then transported to San Antonio for further evaluation.    After evaluating the condition of the crew member and assessing a need for hospital care, San Antonio coordinated a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to a hospital ashore in Oman for follow-on care.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $100.4 M for Advance Procurement

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded $100.4 million by the U.S. Navy for advance procurement of long-lead time materials for San Diego (LPD 22), the sixth amphibious transport dock ship in the transformational San Antonio class LPD 17 program. "We are heartened to see a commitment to the sixth ship of the San Antonio class," said Dr. Philip A. Dur, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. Long-lead materials for LPD 22 consist of steel plates and shapes, pipe, cable and other major equipment. Advance procurement funding is necessary to secure all necessary ship equipment at the best possible purchase price prior to construction.

Northrop Grumman Announces Award

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today that it has been awarded $171 million by the U.S. 21, the fifth amphibious transport dock ship in the San Antonio-class LPD 17 program. this critical addition to the fleet," said Dr. Philip A. Systems sector. controllable pitch propellers and reduction gears, among other items. order to exercise vendor option rates. program are under contract. New Orleans and Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss. erection at Avondale Operations in New Orleans. for the second ship, USS New Orleans, will also be laid at Avondale. 1179-classes of amphibious ships. amphibious warfare mission.

Navy to Commission LPD 22 – 'USS San Diego'

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 for their continuous support of the military. Three previous ships have carried the name San Diego -- the armored cruiser named in 1914, the World War II-era cruiser commissioned in 1942 and the combat stores ship commissioned in 1969. Adm.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Gets Large Advance Procurement Finance

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announce that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $133.7 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long lead time materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be used to purchase long lead time materials and major equipment in support of the new ship, including main engines, diesel generators, electrical switchboards, deck equipment and fire-extinguishing systems. The 11 ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy's ability to project power ashore.

Ingalls-built LPD 23 Completes Acceptance Trials

Photo credit HII

The amphibious transport dock Anchorage (LPD 23) currently under construction at Ingalls' Avondale facility has returned from a three-day testing voyage in the Gulf of Mexico following rigorous testing of most of the ship's systems. The ship is  the seventh in the  LPD 17 class. During the five-day acceptance trial evolution on land and at sea, the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) observed more than 220 test events demonstrated on the ship by Ingalls' test and trials team.

Mesa Verde Moves Toward Delivery and Commissioning

Northrop Grumman's third amphibious transport dock ship Mesa Verde (LPD 19) just completed acceptance trials for the U.S. Navy. The ship will be delivered later this month and will be commissioned in Panama City, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2007. demonstrating her unique capabilities to the U.S. Navy. missions. She will be commissioned in Panama City, Fla. on Dec. 2007. Mesa Verde is an LPD 17-class ship. amphibious ships. operate an array of rotary-wing aircraft, and carry and launch the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.

New Navy Ship Named

Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. amphibious transport dock ship in honor of the city of Anchorage, Alaska. cities. forward to serve America as a sailor or Marine. of Anchorage has always welcomed the fleet. well into the 21st century," England said. will build Anchorage. a crew of about 360 Navy sailors and 700 Marines. amphibious assault, special operations, and expeditionary warfare missions. helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft. Corps team. survivability. reach, and will help us to dominate the near land battle space. resource center. including recent service in the Global War on Terrorism. 2003.

Eye on the Navy

Dec. 6, 2008, a landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker) (Source: Navy News Service)

Eye on the Fleet: Assault Craft Unit

On Dec. 24, in the Persian Gulf, a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to embark aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin.

Eye on the Navy

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) Reconnaissance Platoon depart in a reinforced hull inflatable boat from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8).  

Norfolk Ships Deploy to Support Relief Efforts

Three amphibious ships and a rescue and salvage ship based in Hampton Roads are getting underway Aug. 31 and heading for the Gulf of Mexico to support relief operations along the U.S. Gulf Coast following widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD 12), both based at Naval Station Norfolk; the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and the rescue and salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS 53), both based at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va., will join the Norfolk-based multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), which is already off the Gulf Coast.

New Warship Sails Off to Join US Fleet

USS San Diego: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries announce that the company's sixth amphibious transport dock, San Diego (LPD 22), has sailed from their yard en route to her commissioning site in San Diego. San Diego was delivered to the Navy in December following acceptance sea trials. Ingalls' test and trials team thoroughly tested the ship's main propulsion, steering, communications suite and deck missions systems. LPD 22 is scheduled to be commissioned on May 19 in San Diego.

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