Philly Shipyard starts fabrication of second NSMV

Posted on March 9, 2021

Philly Shipyard, Inc. has marked the start of fabrication for the second vessel in the series of up to five National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) it is set to build.

Fabrication began March 3 with a brief steel cutting ceremony. Representatives from Philly Shipyard, TOTE Services, LLC, and MARAD gathered around the yard’s state-of-the-art plasma cutting machine to watch the official start. The first steel plates cut will be later joined into a double bottom, mid-ship section.

Following the initial steel cutting for NSMV I in December, this week’s event signified the second major construction milestone in the NSMV program.


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