Sponsor's Initials Welded onto Plate

May 18, 2015

Sponsor's Initials Welded onto Plate
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Newport News Shipbuilding employee Heather Johnson welds the initials of ship sponsor Diane Donald onto a plate for the submarine Indiana (SSN 789). Johnson is the first female welder to do the honors for a Virginia-class submarine keel laying. Photo by Ricky Thompson/HII