Newport News Shipbuilding as photographed on October 3, 2018.
A polished ship component is lowered to the ground in the Machine Shop.
Apprentice Christopher Richards uses a spokeshave to make minor adjustments on a pattern he is building.
Troy Watson grinds aluminum on a unit in the Steel Production Facility.
Tools used by shipbuilders lay inside a unit of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Nolan Toti grinds a submarine unit in the Ring Module Shop.
Apprentice Amy Fowlkes creates a spray of sparks while cutting a steel plate.
A life ring rests pier-side on a cloudy day.
A shipbuilder’s workspace on Platen 21.
Outside divider calipers hang on a wood lathe creating an interesting pattern.
The side of Enterprise (CVN 65) shows its years of service.
A stairway leads to the north leg of the 1,050-ton crane that straddles Dry Dock 12.
Robert Green preps a pipe in the Pipe Bending Shop.
Apprentice Kristin Brensinger takes measurements of a pipe prior to bending it to specifications.
Apprentice Khalyiah Brown removes residue from a pattern made in the Pattern Shop.
Hydraulic jacks, which are used to put pressure on a nut enabling the shaft to be adjusted, rest till they are needed again.
Apprentice Craft Instructor Wayne Lucas gives instruction to apprentices on pipe bending.
A shipbuilder sweeps the deck on board the decommissioned Enterprise (CVN 65) while Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) undergoes a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at Pier 3.