HII authenticates LPD 30 keel
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced the authentication of the keel for the future San Antonio-class LPD Harrisburg (LPD 30).
The keel ceremony marks the start of Harrisburg’s construction by welding the initials of the ship’s sponsor into a ceremonial plate.
Harrisburg is being built by HII Ingalls Shipbuilding and will be the first Flight II San Antonio-class LPD.
On 1 February, HII announced that the San Antonio-class LPD Fort Lauderdale had completed acceptance sea trials on 28 January.
The final Flight I San Antonio-class LPD, USS Richard M McCool Jr, was launched on 7 January.
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