Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII’s) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has won a $1.48 billion contract from the US Navy for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 30.
The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD. The 684-foot-long, 105-foot-wide San Antonio class is a class of amphibious transport docks designed to provide the Navy and US Marine Corps with modern, sea-based platforms that are networked, survivable, and built to operate with MV-22 Osprey, air-cushioned landing craft (LCACs), etc.
Ingalls has delivered 11 San Antonio-class ships to the Navy and has two more under construction. Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) will launch in 2020 and deliver in 2021; the keel for Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) will be laid later this year. Start of fabrication on LPD 30 is scheduled for 2020.
Work is expected to be completed by February 2025.