PASCAGOULA, Miss. (March 14, 2019)


Ingalls Shipbuilding welder Cedric Harman welds Ship Sponsor Ellyn Dunford’s initials into a steel plate during the keel authentication ceremony of the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard March 14, 2019. LHA-8 is the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location of a World War II campaign in 1943-1944 during which allies secured a strategic airfield from Japan. Success at Bougainville isolated all Japanese forces left in the Solomons. U.S. Navy photo by Samantha Crane (Released) 190314-N-BR470-1081

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