PASCAGOULA, Miss., April 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- A photo was released today by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and is available at


The U.S. Navy's newest amphibious ship, the future USS San Antonio (LPD 17), sailed from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Pascagoula shipyard Friday morning (April 29) to undergo her initial at-sea testing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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