PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has landed a $1.46 billion Navy contract to build the amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28).
The ship's name honors the Florida city's ties to the Navy, which included a training center during World War II. It will be the 12th ship of its kind built by Ingalls shipbuilders.
"This contract demonstrates the confidence the Navy has in our shipbuilders' performance in this program," Ingalls President Brian Cuccias said. "Building LPD 28 allows the entire LPD industrial base to maintain a hot production line so that our sailors and Marines receive quality amphibious warships as efficiently and affordably as possible."