Avondale Yard Awarded $300-Million Navy Contract To Build Two More LSDs

Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Navy has ordered two additional LSD (Landing Ship Dock) class ships from its New Orleans-based shipyards division.

Avondale said the order, worth $300 million, brings to five the number of LSDs the company is building for the Navy.

The five ships will be delivered over a two-year period from 1988 to 1990. Construction has already begun on the first ship.

The LSD is designed to transport men or material. The ships Avondale will build are 610 feet long with an 84-foot beam. Each is equipped with a helicopter landing deck.

Avondale Industries is an employee- owned company comprised of seven divisions recently purchased from Ogden Corporation. It is primarily involved in marine and modular construction, metals recycling and industrial production.

With 1984 sales of $1.2 billion, Avondale is among the largest employee- owned corporation in the U.S.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Jan 1986 Virginia

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