The artist Thomas C. Skinner was hired by Newport News Shipbuilding’s president, Homer Ferguson, to document ship building processes and scenes. His paintings are the centerpiece of the “Building Better Ships” exhibit at The Mariner’s Museum. The documentary also includes rare footage, interviews, photographs, and a sample of hand tools. Curator Tom Moore was our host and tour guide through this extraordinary look through our Yard’s history.
This special tour through the museum was open to all NNS employees and their families and friends.
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