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Avondale Shipyard was an independent shipbuilding company, acquired by Litton Industries, in turn acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation. Now, along with the former Ingalls Shipbuilding, the yard is known as Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The yard is located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, approximately upriver from New Orleansmarker, Louisianamarker near Westwego, Louisianamarker. It was the site of the modernization of the in the early 1980s and also constructed some of the lighter aboard ship (LASH) ships. At one time, it was the largest employer in the state of Louisiana with about 26,000 employees.

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Ships built by Avondale include:

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