This year was really busy for Huntington Ingalls Industries. Numerous construction projects have been finalized and many new contracts have been signed. Since the whole year is impossible to be put in one news, hereby we bring you the most interesting and important milestones of HII in 2013 in the following photos
The starboard side wing wall is lifted into place on the amphibious transport dock USS Joh P. Murtha (LPD 26) at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascaguola, MS.
The 200-ton forward deckhouse was lifted onto the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753).
The 555-metric-ton island of aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is lifted onto the flight deck during.
President Obama visits Newport News Shipbuilding. “It’s a great chance to see the incredible men and women who… are helping to keep America safe and are just the bedrock of this country’s manufacturing base,” President Obama said.
USS Arlington (LPD 24) is silhouetted as she leaves Ingalls Shipbuilding on her way to Norfolk where the ship was commissioned on April 6, 2013.
The hangar of Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) was rotated to ship-shape position at Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence.
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), arriving at Newport News Shipbuilding to begin its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul.
The flight deck of aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is completed with the addition of the 787-metric-ton upper bow.
The landing platform dock Anchorage (LPD 23) arrives at the Port of Anchorage for her commissioning on May 4.
Virginia-class submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) successfully completes alpha sea trials, the boat’s first round of at-sea tests and evaluations.
Newport News Shipbuilding hoists the last piece of primary structure onto aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The lift was the last of 162 superlifts.
Avondale shipbuilders executed the lifts of two MK 46 30-mm cannons into place on Somerset (LPD 25) in record time.
Newport News Shipbuilding delivers Minnesota (SSN 783), the last of the Block II Virginia-class submarines, nearly 11 months ahead of schedule.
USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in history, returns to Newport News Shipbuilding for her inactivation after more than 50 years of service.
A propulsion shaft and bearing is lifted into place July 11, 2013, onto the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) while still in the Stacking Hall.
National Security Cutter Hamilton is tranlated from its construction area to the floating drydock at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is redelivered to the U.S. Navy following successful sea trials after its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Waves crash inside the well deck of Somerset (LPD 25) during the rapid deballast test on the ship’s Navy acceptance trials.
Newport News Shipbuilding finishes installation of four 30-ton bronze propellers on aircraft carrier
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), each propeller measuring 21 feet in diameter.
NSC 5 James takes shape with the landing of its bow unit at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS.
Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford’s dry dock is flooded after Ship’s Sponsor Susan Ford Bales formally initiates the flooding.
Linda Kapral Papp, sponsor of NSC 4 Hamilton, smashes a bottle of sparkling wine across the ship’s bow at the ship’s christening.
America (LHA 6) departs Ingalls Shipbuilding for builder’s trials.
America’s next-generation aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is christening at Newport News Shipbuilding.
The upper bow lift of U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter James brings the ship to 98 percent erected.
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) takes its first voyage, traveling one mile down the James River to the shipyard’s Pier 3, where it will undergo additional outfitting and testing.
The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding unveils a statue at the entrance to its new facility during the grand opening ceremony.
Naval Today Staff, December 19, 2013; Image: HII