Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Shipbuilding in Jackson County
In 1938, Robert Ingalls of Ingalls Iron Works in Birmingham, Alabama, established Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The new shipyard began constructing vessel using the revolutionary all-welded method. When World War II erupted, thousands of shipbuilders went to work and built more than 60 ships during the war - an average of one ship each month including escort aircraft carriers, submarine tenders, net layers and troopships.
After WWII, Ingalls returned to the civilian market with cargo ships and passenger liners. With an eye toward the future, Ingalls in 1955 redesigned one of its shipways to
Today, Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, continues the development and production of technologically advanced, highly capable warships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps. Huntington Ingalls is Jackson County's (and Mississippi's) largest employer.
[Photo Caption]: USS Cole (DDG 67) built at Ingalls in 1996, was repaired at Ingalls in 2002, following a terrorist attack.
Erected 2014 by the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society & Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Location. 30° 20.723′ N, 88° 33.726′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Beach Boulevard 0.3 miles west Touch for map. Located in the parking lot, at the Point of Pascagoula, next to the Beach Park Fishing Pier. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Beach Boulevard, Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. John Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pascagoula Fire Fighters (approx. 1½ miles away); Louisiana Native Guard Attacks Pascagoula (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.6 miles away); President Zachary Taylor's Summer Home Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Jefferson Davis - Soldiers Return From The Mexican War - 1848 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.