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Ingalls Shipbuilding Gulf of Mexico....An aerial port view of the guided missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG-57) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

CDR Henry Strickland, front, and Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Mississippi, review the honor guard from the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-995) prior to the ship's commissioning ceremony. Stennis is the principal speaker and Strickland will assume command of the CHANDLER during the ceremony

A vertical view of the forward deck of the guided missile ship USS NORTON SOUND (AVM-1) with a hole made for installation of the vertical launching system (VLS) at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Co

A bow view of the guided missile destroyer CALLAGHAN (DDG-994) underway during sea trials

A starboard quarter view of the guided missile destroyer CALLAGHAN (DDG-994) underway during sea trials

A stern view of the guided missile destroyer CALLAGHAN (DDG-994) underway during sea trials

A port bow view of the guided missile destroyer CALLAGHAN (DDG-994) underway during sea trials

A starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer CALLAGHAN (DDG-994) underway during sea trials

A stern view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A bow view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A starboard quarter view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A stern view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A port bow view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, MS. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A bow view of the guided missile destroyer SCOTT (DDG-995) underway during sea trials off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

The first phased array radar for the Aegis Combat System is lifted aboard the guided missile cruiser TICONDEROGA (CG-47) during the ship's construction by Ingalls Shipbuilding. All four fixed arrays are scheduled to be installed this month on the cruiser, which is the first warship in the Navy to carry Aegis, the world's most advanced air defense missile system to date

A port view of the guided missile destroyer USS SCOTT (DDG-995) underway several days before its commissioning. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Litton Industries

The anchor windlass room aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 40 percent completion. The ship is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

The forward section of the superstructure is lowered over palletized equipment during construction of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997). The ship, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, is 40 percent complete

A starboard quarter view of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) with scaffolding during construction by Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship is 40 percent complete

The deck of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) before lowering of the superstructure. The destroyer, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, is presently 40 percent complete

The data processing center of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 40 percent completion. The ship is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

The starboard main strut of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 40 percent completion. The ship is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

A sonar dome with transducers is installed aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997). The ship, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding is presently 40 percent complete

A gun mount foundation aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997). The destroyer, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, is presently 40 percent complete

The data processing center of the destroyer USS HAYLER (DD-997). The destroyer, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, is presently 40 percent complete

The starboard torpedo room aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997). The ship, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, is presently 40 percent complete

The superstructure is lowered by crane onto the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) during construction by Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship is 40 percent complete

A welder works in the waste heat boiler No. 3 area aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997). The ship, which is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, is presently 40 percent complete

Strikedown lift aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 40 percent completion. The ship is being built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding Vice President Jerry St. Pe' speaks at the commissioning of the guided missile destroyer USS SCOTT (DDG-995). The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

Keel laying of the cruiser YORKTOWN (CG-48)

Keel laying of the cruiser YORKTOWN (CG-48)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A starboard quarter view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A port bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A starboard bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A port beam view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A stern view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A stern view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A port bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A starboard view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A starboard bow view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. Gulf of Mexico....A port quarter view of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) underway during sea trials. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Starboard beam view of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) prior to launch on March 2

A view of the anchor windlass room aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the laundry room aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A stern view showing propellers and rudders of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of generator No. 3 aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the combat information center aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the waste heat boiler No. 3 aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the bridge of the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the aft strikedown elevator aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the data processing center aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of sonar one aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the Nixie winch room aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A view of the torpedo room aboard the destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 60 percent completion

A port bow view of the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989) underway

Bow view of the destroyer HAYLER (DD 997), docked at berth three after being launched on March 2

The Navy honor guard for the commissioning of the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996) is brought to attention. The CHANDLER is the last of the ship of the Kidd class built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

Leonard Erb, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, speaks to the crew and honored guests during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996)

Leonard Erb, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding Division speaks to the honored guests during the commissioning ceremonies for the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996)

Two Spruance class destroyers in dry dock. To the right, a starboard bow view of the destroyer USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (DD-968), overhaul completed, and to the left, a port bow view of the destroyer USS CARON (DD-970), recently arrived to begin overhaul procedures

An aerial port bow view of the guided missile cruiser TICONDEROGA (CG-47) underway during its first sea trials. The cruiser, the first to be equipped with the Aegis Defense System, will be delivered to the Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division later this year

Aerial port bow view of the Aegis guided missile cruiser TICONDEROGA (CG-47) underway during its first sea trials

A view of the superstructure of the guided missile cruiser TICONDEROGA (CG-47) as seen from the bow of the ship

An aerial port quarter view of the Aegis guided missile cruiser TICONDEROGA (CG-47) underway during its first sea trials

An aerial starboard bow view of the Aegis guided missile cruiser TICONDEROGA (CG-47) underway during sea trials

A view of the wardroom pantry aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A starboard bow view of the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the electronic cooling water room aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the strike down lift aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the data processing center aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the nixie winch room aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of generator No. 3 aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the 5/54 loader drum room aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the machine shop aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the laundry room aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the facilities control (FACON) room aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the bridge aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the combat information center aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the port torpedo room aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) at 70 percent completion

A view of the combat information center aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997), at 80 percent complete

A view of the data processing center aboard the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997), at 80 percent complete

Starboard bow view of the Spruance class destroyer HAYLER (DD-997) during construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding. The ship is 80 percent complete

Starboard beam view of the guided missile cruiser USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47) firing a missile from its forward launcher during sea trials. The ship is equipped with the Aegis weapon system

Artist's concept of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61)

CDR Doug Meyer, officer in charge of the transfer of the battleship IOWA (BB-61) from Philadelphia to the Avondale Shipyards, Inc., talks about the journey

The battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) passes under the Huey P. Long Bridge after a 1833 mile journey to Avondale Shipyards Inc. from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for modernization and reactivation

A view of three 16-inch/50-caliber guns, part of the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) main gun battery. The IOWA is at Avondale Shipyards Inc. for modernization and reactivation

Tugs tow the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) into Avondale Shipyards Inc. for modernization and reactivation

The fleet tug USNS APACHE (T ATF 172) tows the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

A port quarter view of tugs pushing the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) into Avondale Shipyards Inc. for modernization and reactivation

A stern view of tugs pushing the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) into Avondale Shipyards Inc. for modernization and reactivation

Tugs tow the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) into Avondale Shipyards Inc. for modernization and reactivation. The U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat POINT SPENCER (WPB 82349) is in the foreground

Aerial starboard bow view of the battleship IOWA (BB-61) being towed by the Military Sealift Command oceangoing tug USNS APACHE (T-ATF-172). The IOWA, towed from Philadelphia Navy Yard, will be reactivated and modernized at Avondale Shipyard and Ingalls Shipbuilding prior to recommissioning

Port bow view of the battleship IOWA (BB-61) being towed by the Military Sealift Command oceangoing tug USNS APACHE (T-ATF-172). The IOWA, towed from Philadelphia Navy Yard, will be reactivated and modernized at Avondale Shipyard and Ingalls Shipbuilding prior to recommissioning

A view of the aft starboard draft markings aboard the destroyer DD-997, hull number 4801, during inclining experiments