Gallery: 2013 Year at Huntington Ingalls Industries in Review

2013 Year at Huntington Ingalls Industries in Review

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.

USS Joh P. Murtha (LPD 26)
USS JOHN P. MURTHA (LPD 26) at INGALLS SHIPBUILDING IN PASCAGOULA, MS

The 200-ton forward deckhouse was lifted onto the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753).

U.S. Coast Guard's fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton
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.

555-metric-ton island of aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
555-METRIC-TON ISLAND OF AIRCRAFT CARRIER GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)

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.

President Obama visits Newport News Shipbuilding
PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING

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.

USS Arlington (LPD 24)
USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24) LEAVES INGALLS SHIPBUILDING

The hangar of Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) was rotated to ship-shape position at Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence.

Michael Monsoor DDG 1001
MICHAEL Monsoor DDG 1001

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.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) PASSES USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

The flight deck of aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is completed with the addition of the 787-metric-ton upper bow.

Gerald R. Ford  (CVN 78)
FLIGHT DECK OF Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) COMPLETED

The landing platform dock Anchorage (LPD 23) arrives at the Port of Anchorage for her commissioning on May 4.

(LPD 23) arrives at the Port of Anchorage for her commissioning
USS ANCHORAGE AT PORT OF ANCHORAGE

Virginia-class submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) successfully completes alpha sea trials, the boat’s first round of at-sea tests and evaluations.

Virginia Class Submarine Minnesota
VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE MINNESOTA

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.

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)

Avondale shipbuilders executed the lifts of two MK 46 30-mm cannons into place on Somerset (LPD 25) in record time.

Somerset (LPD 25)
SOMERSET (LPD 25)

Newport News Shipbuilding delivers Minnesota (SSN 783), the last of the Block II Virginia-class submarines, nearly 11 months ahead of schedule.

Minnesota (SSN 783)
USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783)

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.

USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)

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.

USS John Finn (DDG 113)
USS JOHN FINN (DDG 113)

National Security Cutter Hamilton is tranlated from its construction area to the floating drydock at Ingalls Shipbuilding.

National Security Cutter Hamilton
NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTER HAMILTON

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.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

Waves crash inside the well deck of Somerset (LPD 25) during the rapid deballast test on the ship’s Navy acceptance trials.

Somerset (LPD 25)
USS SOMERSET (LPD 25)

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.

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)

NSC 5 James takes shape with the landing of its bow unit at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS.

NSC 5 James
NSC 5 JAMES

Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford’s dry dock is flooded after Ship’s Sponsor Susan Ford Bales formally initiates the flooding.

Gerald R. Ford
USS GERALD R. FORD

Linda Kapral Papp, sponsor of NSC 4 Hamilton, smashes a bottle of sparkling wine across the ship’s bow at the ship’s christening.

NSC 4 Hamilton
LINDA KAPRAL PAPP, SPONSOR OF NSC 4

America (LHA 6) departs Ingalls Shipbuilding for builder’s trials.

America (LHA 6)
AMERICA (LHA 6)

America’s next-generation aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is christening at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) CHRISTENING

The upper bow lift of U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter James brings the ship to 98 percent erected.

 U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter James
U.S. COAST GUARD NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTER JAMES

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.

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)

The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding unveils a statue at the entrance to its new facility during the grand opening ceremony.

Apprentice School Statue
APPRENTICE SCHOOL STATUE

Naval Today Staff, December 19, 2013; Image: HII

 

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