SHIP CONSTRUCTION MILESTONES
Every milestone in a ship's life brings it one step closer to protecting our freedom. These milestones are celebrated by the shipbuilder and our U.S. Navy customer. Tripoli (LHA 7) is the largest ship built at Ingalls Shipbuilding, making each milestone even more of a reason to celebrate.
SHIP SPONSOR, MRS. LYNNE MABUS
The Ship Sponsor's role is to bestow good luck and divine protection over the ship and all that sail aboard. The sponsor is technically considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and is expected to give a part of her personality to the ship, as well as advocate for its continued service and well-being.
The wife of former Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Governor, The Honorable Ray Mabus, Mrs. Lynne Mabus is the sponsor of Tripoli (LHA 7).