Latest US Coast Guard Ship Leaves Mississippi Shipyard
Nov 16, 2018
PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The seventh in a series of ships for the U.S. Coast Guard has left Ingalls Shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Ingalls spokesman Bill Glenn said the National Security Cutter Kimball recently sailed away from the Pascagoula shipyard. The ship was delivered to the Coast Guard in September and is bound for Hawaii, where it's supposed to be commissioned in January and based afterward.
The ship is named after Sumner Kimball, the only head of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a forerunner of the Coast Guard.
The 11,500-employee shipyard is building two more cutters and has received material contracts in preparation for a 10th and 11th ship in the class.
The Coast Guard announced a $497 million price for the Kimball when it originally awarded the contract in 2014.
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Photo caption: The Coast Guard Cutter James is docked at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Carlos Vega)
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