Shipbuilders prepare a John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) unit before it is moved into dry dock
Riggers Matthew Taylor and Timothy Bryd ready a ladle filled with molten steel, which will be lifted and poured into an argon-oxygen decarburization (AOD) furnace.
Shipbuilders Rob Roberson and Chris Parrish pull chains to lift a submarine hatch cover off the ground
In the Foundry, Shipbuilder Stephen Lawrence grinds out a spot of newly-casted steel.
A blue light is cast on P.L. Moore’s welding shield as he performs a job in the Covered Modular Assembly Facility.
Machinist Caleb Campbell prepares to drill in the Machine Shop.
Shipbuilder Kenneth Sykes operates the ladle filling the argon-oxygen decarburization (AOD) furnace with molten steel.
Water slowly filters into Dry Dock 4 in preparation for the arrival of USS Helena (SSN 725).
Sparks fly as a welder’s light illuminates the workspace.
A shipbuilder stands on a hoisted JLG to make markings on a unit for his next job.
Pipefitter Chris Gilbert double checks his work on a curved pipe in the Detail Pipe Shop.
Shipbuilder George White holds the ladle steady as Kenneth Sykes opens the shoot and steel accumulates into the mold. Other team members include Carl Garner, Tony Gravely, Andrew Piskorski, Matthew Taylor and Timothy Byrd.
Sparks fly to the ground as a welder cuts into steel on a John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) unit.
Shipbuilder Larry Tatem uses steam to clean in the Pipe Shop.
A shipbuilder crosses the intermediate gate in Dry Dock 12 on a sunny afternoon.
In the Foundry, Shipbuilder Tremayne Dugger signals the crane operator to lift a mold ready for casting.
Sparks fly as a welder joins two plates together on the Final Assembly Platen.
The calm water in Dry Dock 1 catches the reflection of the shipyard’s Power House and smoke stack.