Butcher a Hog, Conn a Ship

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. –Robert A. Heinlein

Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress Saturday as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 60-foot-long, 30-foot-wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the carrier.
Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress Saturday as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 60-foot-long, 30-foot-wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the carrier.

6 thoughts on “Butcher a Hog, Conn a Ship”

  1. I take a short cut through what used to be the Mare Island ship yard…I remember year ago when they used to hold the Navy Sub races there…it was all under water, so nobody ever knew who won.

  2. You’re spekaing my language, N1. “Keep clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark” — Robert Heinlein

    My hero – one of many.

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