The structure of Dry Dock 12's intermediate gate stands strong as it holds back water from the James River.
A pinpoint of light bursts from Daquan Kimble’s metal inert gas torch as he works on aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Newport News Shipbuilding's new 315-metric-ton Goliath gantry crane is seen from the tracks of an old crane.
Branches of a tulip tree near Bldg. 2 break the skyline.
A view of the shipyard from a crane located in the North Yard looking south as a storm approaches.
Shipbuilder John Wright takes a measurement before a plate is tack welded into position.
The lower bow section of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is lowered into Dry Dock 12.
Apprentice Logan Mize uses a center punch to mark a plate for drilling.
A John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) propeller patiently awaits its turn to be lifted into Dry Dock 12.
Apprentice Chad Morris ratchets a screw while working on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
A helicopter circles the shipyard’s iconic brick smokestack, as members of Newport News Shipbuilding’s Communications team capture ongoing work below.
Shipbuilder Alfred Holloway tightens a bolt inside a Virginia-class submarine unit.
A team of riggers guide a ramp into place. The ramp, connecting the upper level of Pier 3 to the hangar bay of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), will allow forklifts and other vehicles access to the ship during its post-shakedown availability.
Shipbuilder Dwight Newsome performs arc welding in the Submarine Frame Shop.
Apprentice Ashley Stachura fits together parts of a 3D-printed pattern inside the Pattern Shop.
The final unit completing John F. Kennedy's (CVN 79) underwater hull was lowered into Dry Dock 12 on Sept. 28, 2018.
Shipbuilder John Murphy meticulously cuts into a piece of steel.
Dry Dock 12’s gate is seen in the Floating Dry Dock after undergoing maintenance work.