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- Apr 16, 2008
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Even closer to today, the Navy does this. The Arleigh Burke class are built by both Ingalls and Bath Iron Works.
I think the Burke is a slightly different case. IIRC (and I could well be wrong) the Navy contracted the design separately from the actual shipbuilding effort, and the design work is mostly Gibbs and Cox, not one of the shipyards. It's the old system where the Navy manages most of the design work and the yards build to the final design.