14 April 2014
Huntington Ingalls Industries´ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) to the US Navy.
More than 900 crew members marched through the shipyard for a delivery ceremony on the ship´s flight deck, where they joined Ingalls shipbuilders and personnel from the US Navy´s supervisor of shipbuilding-Gulf Coast.
America completed sea trials in February, with no major deficiencies identified. Following delivery, the commissioning crew will move aboard and begin shipboard training in preparation for the ship´s sail-away. Commissioning is slated for late 2014 in San Francisco.
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the US Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. Its website is at www.huntingtoningalls.com.