Keel of National Security Cutter Stone Authenticated

Sep 14, 2018

Keel of National Security Cutter Stone Authenticated
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Demetrica Hawkins, a structural welder at Ingalls Shipbuilding, welded ship sponsor Laura Cavallo’s initials onto a steel plate, signifying the keel of NSC 9 as being “truly and fairly laid.” The plate will remain affixed to the ship throughout its lifetime. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII