Tuesday, February 4, 2014

LHA 6 back at shipyard

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The amphibious assault ship America, LHA 6, returned to Ingalls Shipbuilding Friday after successful acceptance sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Ingalls' test and trials team demonstrated more than 220 test events to the U.S. Navy's board of inspection and survey (INSURV). America-class ships are 844 feet long with a speed in excess of 20 knots. They'll accommodate a crew of 1,059 and will be capable of carrying a Marine Expeditionary Unit, including Marine helicopters, MV‐22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and F‐35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. (Source: Ingalls, 02/04/14) Previous