- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Huntington Ingalls Industries has delivered the company’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock to the U.S. Navy.

The ship, built at Ingalls’ facility in Pascagoula, was named in honor of the late U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, who represented Pennsylvania from 1974 to 2010. It was delivered during a Friday ceremony.

Ingalls’ Vice President of Program Management Richard Schenk says they have at least two more ships to complete in this class - the Portland, under construction and scheduled for christening May 21, and the Fort Lauderdale for which Ingalls has received more than $300 million in advance procurement funding.

The San Antonio class is the latest addition to the Navy’s amphibious assault force. The 684-foot-long, 105-foot-wide ships are used to embark and land Marines, their equipment and supplies.

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