In February, shipbuilders lifted an 806-metric-ton unit into Dry Dock 12, where aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is being constructed. The structure was about 171 feet long and 92 feet wide and consisted of 17 individual units comprised of berthing areas, electrical equipment rooms and workshops.
Ryan Hale instructs a crane operator in the Machine Shop.
The final letters are applied to the 315-metric-ton Goliath gantry crane.
A small detail of Dry Dock 12, where aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is taking shape.
Shipbuilder Tommy Morse is framed by a coaming on a John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) unit as he performs welding operations.
“Be safe and stay in the cross walk.”
Indiana (SSN 789) and USS Washington (SSN 787) undergo work at Pier 6.
Construction of John F Kennedy (CVN 79) is seen from the top of Newport News Shipbuilding’s 1,050-ton crane in the North Yard, better known as “Big Blue.”
The final letters are painted on the 315-metric-ton Goliath gantry crane.
David Lee prepares a machine in the Main Machine Shop.
Huntington Ingalls Industries corporate headquarters reside in the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center (VASCIC) in Newport News, Virginia.
Located beside Dry Dock 1 in the Riggers Storeroom stands a tide gauge dating back to 1957. This gauge is still active today and would be used in the event that technology were to fail, living up to its nickname "Old Faithful."
A crane in the North Yard stretches to reach the clouds above.
Michael Aponti performs drilling work in the Ring Module Shop.
A crane’s greased cable extends over the street below.
Shipbuilders attend a safety stand-down meeting outside of Bldg. 160.
A large piece of driftwood rests on the floor of Dry Dock 12.
Cranes and a craftsman on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) are silhouetted against the evening sun.