Austal steels the ships

Mobile shipbuilder, long a provider of aluminum ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, opens second line to make steel vessels

Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh takes visitors on the first tour of the company’s new steel shipbuilding line. Photo by Mike Kittrell. In late April, Austal USA opened a steel manufacturing line right next door to the aluminum shipbuilding lines it has operated for more than 20 years. “In some ways…

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