Ingalls Shipyard began in 1938

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Pio­neered the all-weld­ed ships (vs. riv­et­ed), smooth sides, stronger con­struc­tion

  • Escort Car­ri­ers
  • Sea­plane Ten­der
  • Troop Car­ri­er
  • Destroy­er Ten­der
  • Com­bat Loaded Trans­port
  • Amphibi­ous Attack Trans­port
  • Vehi­cle Land­ing Ship
  • C‑3 Car­go Ships


Over 60 ships built for US Navy in WWII

From WWII to today – one of America’s pre­mier ship­yards

LST, LSD, Attack Sub­marines (diesel & nuclear), Ice­break­er, Refrig­er­at­ed Stores Ship,

Destroy­er, Radar Ship, Sub­ma­rine Ten­der, Amphibi­ous Assault Ship,

Amphibi­ous Trans­port Dock, Guid­ed Mis­sile Destroy­er, Guid­ed Mis­sile Cruis­er,

Ammu­ni­tion Ship, Coast Guard Cut­ter

Mis­sis­sip­pi-built ships have served in every con­flict from WWI thru today’s War on Ter­ror­ism

Many still on active duty such as the USS Kidd & USS Mobile Bay – recent­ly in action against pirates

Oth­er Mis­sis­sip­pi ship­yards such as VT Hal­ter also pro­duce ships for the US – sci­ence & explo­ration



Ingalls Ship­build­ing is Mississippi’s largest employ­er and has been for many years

Thou­sands of cit­i­zens have worked there (and oth­er ship­yards) to pro­duce the ships that defend US.

Dur­ing WWII, Vera Ander­son became Mississippi’s own ver­sion of “Rosie the Riv­et­er,” going on to become a two-time nation­al weld­ing cham­pi­on.

Mul­ti-gen­er­a­tions of ship-build­ing fam­i­lies


Read extend­ed his­to­ry and get more infor­ma­tion On HII from the Wikipedia site: