Keel blocks are positioned in Dry Dock 12 in preparation for John F. Kennedy’s (CVN 79) move west. The move is set to take place prior to the aircraft carrier’s christening later this year.
A unit for Virginia-class submarine Iowa (SSN 797) is prepped to be transferred to General Dynamics Electric Boat in Rhode Island for further construction.
A shipbuilder in the Foundry tests molten metal before a pour is conducted.
Water from the James River rushes into Dry Dock 11 and meets USS George Washington (CVN 73) for the first time since the aircraft carrier began its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Shipbuilders completed the dry dock portion of Washington’s RCOH in September 2019 and successfully moved the ship to an outfitting berth, where it will begin final outfitting and testing.
Shipbuilders install aircraft elevator No. 3 on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Following the flooding of more than 100 million gallons of water, Dry Dock 11’s flood gate is removed prior to USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) move to an outfitting berth.
USS George Washington (CVN 73) sits at Outfitting Berth 1 (OB1) ready to begin its next stage of refueling and complex overhaul.
Sunlight seeps in to Dry Dock 12, illuminating a portion of a John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) propeller.
Newport News Shipbuilding's Machine Shop seen from above.
A shipbuilder performs arc cutting in the Ring Module Shop.
An American flag located on John F. Kennedy's (CVN 79) mast serves as a symbol of American pride as shipbuilders prepare for the aircraft carrier’s christening in December.
The new 315-metric-ton Goliath gantry crane has successfully completed load testing and is another step closer to going into service.
Bailey Riddle welds on a unit in the Foundry.
Shipbuilders perfect paint on the starboard side of the hull of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).