BUILDING A LEGACY: #KimballNSC7
START OF FABRICATION | Jan. 20, 2015
Paul Bosarge, a burner specialist workleaderman at Ingalls Shipbuilding, initiates a cut of steel on the National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) using the Avenger 3 Plasma cutter.
KEEL TRANSLATION | Jan. 18, 2016
KEEL AUTHENTICATION | March 4, 2016
Ship Sponsor Kay Webber Cochran traces her initials onto the keel plate of the National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756). Also pictured are her husband, Sen. Thad Cochran R-Miss., and Ingalls Shipbuilding welder Jerry Wesley, who welded the initials onto the plate. Mrs. Cochran authenticated the keel by proclaiming that it had been "truly and fairly laid."