The 24th ship of the series of 31 Spruanceclass destroyers designed and being built by Litton Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division was commissioned into active U.S. Navy service in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The 7,800-ton, 563-foot-long Harry W.
From the USS Monitor to Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White" fleet to today's development of the Littoral Combat Ship, the U.S. Navy, its mission and its physical assets have undergone many complete metamorphoses over the country's 227-year history.
"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
The U.S. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries an $822,042,026 increase to a previously awarded $140.9-million contract that will allow the shipyard to begin detail design and construction of the lead ship of a new class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships,
Bills to combat foreign shipbuilding subsidies and to impose access fees on users of the Federal Maritime Commission's computerized shipping rate-filing system were approved recently by the House's tax-writing committee. Action on the foreign