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NNSY: The Yardbirds

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The latest product from NNSY's Outreach Program. The Yardbirds will be used at various outreach events to give to the kids to learn more about NNSY and what work is done here. Illustrations by Christopher Watt, Code 1160.

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NNSY: The Yardbirds

  1. 1. NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD PRESENTS . . . . . . . . . YARDBIRDS . . . . . . .
  2. 2. 2 WHILE YOU ARE READING, SEE HOW MANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS YOU CAN FIND IN THE PICTURES: p AIRCRAFT CARRIER p AIRPLANE p BLUE WIRE p CRANE p DUFFLE BAG p FISH p FLAMINGO p FLOWER p FROG p HAMMER p HARD HAT p MAGNIFYING GLASS p MONKEY WRENCH p RED QUESTION MARK p RED WIRE p SAFETY GLASSES p SAILOR’S HAT p SCUBA DIVING MASK p SUBMARINE p TEST TUBE p VENTILATION FAN p WHITE WIRE
  3. 3. 3 Welcome to NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA HELLO! MY NAME IS SAM AND I’M A SHIPYARD STRIDER. I GET TO GO ALL OVER THE SHIPYARD! I RUN TOOLS AND SUPPLIES TO MY FELLOW YARDBIRDS WORKING ON THE SHIPS.
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. 5 WE’RE GETTING ANOTHER SHIP IN TODAY ...
  6. 6. 6 IT’S AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER—A FLOATING AIRPORT. BIG ENOUGH FOR 5,000 SAILORS AND MORE THAN 60 AIRCRAFT. THE BIGGEST SHIP I’VE EVER SEEN!
  7. 7. 7 IT’S VERY TRICKY TO DOCK THIS HUGE SHIP IN SUCH A SMALL SPACE. ONCE THE SHIP IS PIERSIDE, THE SAILORS AND YARDBIRDS GO TO WORK. IT TAKES MANY PEOPLE WITH MANY DIFFERENT TALENTS TO REPAIR OUR SHIPS ...
  8. 8. 8 TUGBOAT CAPTAINS WELDERS PAINTERS PIPEFITTERS
  9. 9. When U.S. Navy ships and submarines are broken or just need to feel better, they sail here to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. We’re the ship doctors! Pull-out this section and color in the ships!
  10. 10. Pull-out this section and color in the ships! We repair all kinds of Navy ships ...
  11. 11. Pull-out this section and color in the ships! ... including submarines (Submarines can go deep underwater for a long time.)
  12. 12. Pull-out this section and color in the ships! . . . and aircraft carriers. (An aircraft carrier is an airport on a ship!)
  13. 13. 13 ELECTRICIANS MECHANICS MACHINISTS ENGINEERS
  14. 14. 14 SPEAKING OF ENGINEERS, OUR SHIPYARD HAS HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS WORKING ON OUR SHIPS. OUR SCIENTISTS STUDY: STRUCTURES WE MAKE SURE OUR SHIPS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO SURVIVE THE STORMS AT SEA. NUCLEAR POWER WE USE MATH AND SCIENCE TO KEEP OUR REACTORS RUNNING SAFELY CIVIL ENGINEERING WE BUILD HABITATS FOR PEOPLE AT SEA AND ASHORE.
  15. 15. 15 OCEANS WE STUDY THE OCEANS TO LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THE OCEANS AND THE SEALIFE. SAFETY WE MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A SAFE PLACE TO WORK. ELECTRONICS WE WORK ON ALL THE MODERN TECHNOLOGY USED ON A SHIP.
  16. 16. 16 ENVIRONMENT WE KEEP NATURE ON AND AROUND THE SHIP SAFE AND HAPPY. ELECTRICITY WE MAKE SURE OUR SHIPS HAVE PLENTY OF SAFE ELECTRICITY. MACHINES WE KEEP ALL THE ENGINES ON A SHIP RUNNING STRONG.
  17. 17. 17 AND WE HAVE MANY OTHER TALENTED YARDBIRDS WORKING HERE TOO. IN FACT, MORE THAN 9,500 OF US WORK ON MULTIPLE SHIPS AT THE SAME TIME. THAT’S LIKE A WHOLE TOWN IN ONE SHIPYARD! WE USE OUR SKILLS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS EVERYDAY TO REPAIR OUR SHIPS AND SUBMARINES.
  18. 18. 18 WE USE ALL THE SKILLS WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL TO MAKE SURE OUR NAVY STAYS THE BEST NAVY IN THE WORLD!
  19. 19. 19 WHO KNOWS? MAYBE SOMEDAY I’LL DELIVER TOOLS TO YOU! OR MAYBE I’LL GET TO DELIVER A NEW PART THAT YOU CREATED TO MAKE OUR SHIPS EVEN BETTER! SOMEDAY, YOU TOO COULD MAKE A GREAT NOFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD YARDBIRD! SEE YA!!
  20. 20. A product of Norfolk Naval Shipyard Outreach Program Code 1160 Portsmouth, Virginia Illustrations by Christopher Watt

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