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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:04 AM

Ingalls launches America-class amphibious assault warship 13 weeks ahead of schedule

https://www.navytimes.com/articles/ingalls-delivers-america-class-amphibious-assault-warship-13-weeks-ahead-of-schedule

Ingalls launches America-class amphibious assault warship 13 weeks ahead of schedule

By: Rachael Kalinyak, May 4, 2017

The newest America-class amphibious assault warship was launched by Ingalls Shipbuilding 13 weeks ahead of schedule, according a report from Huntington Ingalls Industries. The Tripoli is the second warship Ingalls built, the first was delivered to the Navy in 2014 and named the America. And another vessel, the Bougainville, is slated to begin construction in late 2018.
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These LHA vessels are used to transport Marine expeditionary units and their equipment. They weigh over 44,000 tons, stand 20 stories tall and are almost three football fields long.

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