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

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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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