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What: America (LHA 6) delivery

When: 10:45 a.m. Thursday

Where: Ingalls Shipbuilding Visitor Control Center


  • Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias
  • America (LHA 6) Prospective Commanding Officer Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr.
  • Ingalls shipbuilders
  • America (LHA 6) sailors

Attire: Please wear closed-toe shoes

RSVP: Bill Glenn, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (228) 327-1671, [email protected]

Please RSVP by 8 a.m. Thursday

Ingalls Shipbuilding will deliver the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) on Thursday. The ceremony will begin at noon, but the ship’s crew will march through the shipyard at 11 a.m. Media will be escorted to the ship and be able to take photos and shoot video of the march-in from the flight deck. Following a short ceremony, interviews will be available.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information, visit:

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Note: The six minute video that begins the ceremonial keel laying for Arkansas (SSN 800) includes copyrighted materials from HII/Newport News Shipbuilding and others.

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