Northrop Grumman Ship Systems -
Avondale Operations flag
was an independent shipbuilding
company, acquired by Litton Industries
, in turn acquired by
along with the former Ingalls
, the yard is known as Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
is located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, approximately
upriver from New
Orleans, Louisiana near Westwego, Louisiana.
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.
Ships built by Avondale include: