USS Tripoli sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding
The U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed on July 24 from Huntington Ingalls Industries, sailing to their San Diego homeport.
“Tripoli sailing away to join the fleet is a proud moment for all of our shipbuilders, industry partners and the hundreds of suppliers that contributed to the production of this remarkable ship. LHA 7 is an incredible asset that will strengthen the Navy’s fleet and protect our nation. We look forward to what the future holds for Tripoli and the sailors and Marines aboard her,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said.
Ingalls is the Navy's only manufacturer of amphibious large-deck warships. America-class amphibious warships are designed to improve Marine Corps aviation capable of supporting the MV-22 and F-35B tilt-rotor joint strike fighter.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is the largest military shipbuilding firm in America, which offers technical services to government and business partners. HII's shipbuilding divisions Newport News and Ingalls in Virginia and Mississippi have constructed more ships in more classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder for more than a century.
HII's Technical Solutions division supports globe-wide national security missions with unmanned vehicles, federal safety and technologies, and nuclear and environment services.
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