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Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding is a shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, originally established in 1938, and currently named the Ingalls Operations division of Northrop-Grumman. It is a leading producer of ships for the US Navy, and at 10,900 employees, the largest private employer in Mississippi.

Ingalls is located where the Pascagoula River[?] runs into the Gulf of Mexico. It started out building commercial ships, but in the 1950s started bidding on Navy work, winning a contract in 1957 to build 12 nuclear-powered attack submarines.

Litton Industries[?] acquired Ingalls in 1961, and in 1968 expanded its facilities to the other side of the river. Ingalls reached a high point of employment in 1977, with 25,000 workers.

Ingalls also produces offshore drilling rigs[?] and cruise ships[?], and has done naval projects for Egypt, Israel, and Venezuela.

Ingalls repaired the USS Cole after it was damaged in an attack in Yemen.



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