START OF FABRICATION - Nov. 2015
Start of Fabrication or "Start Fab" recognizes the first 100 tons of steel cut into patterns to begin construction on a ship. Shipbuilders and members of the U.S. Coast Guard team celebrated this milestone in Midgett (WMSL 757)'s life on November 9, 2015.
KEEL AUTHENTICATION – Jan. 2017
GRAND BLOCK LIFT - Jan. 2017
This grand block will one day house the ship’s HVAC, machinery, and bow thruster. This milestone brings the ship to 40% erected.
UNIT LIFT - March 2017
This unit contains the ship's steering gear spaces, boat launch and recovery ramp.