January 23 2015
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun fabrication work on another national security cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard at its Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss.
The official start of fabrication requires 100 tons of steel to be cut, said the program manager. Shipbuilders have already cut more than 474 tons of steel for the Kimball (WMSL-756), setting a good foundation for the three-year construction project, according to a company release on Tuesday.
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