WINNER 2008 THEA AWARD

ARTICLES:

Popular Mechanics

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USS TRAYER
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK
NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN

WELCOME ABOARD

PASSAGEWAYS
CENTRAL CONTROL STATION
MAIN & AUX ENGINEERING
BRIDGE PILOT HOUSE
WEAPONS MAGAZINES
BATTLE DRESSING STATIONS
REPAIR LOCKERS
STORES
SHIP'S STORE
UNDERWAY

GENERAL QUARTERS

MASS CASUALTY COLLAPSED MESS DECK
weighted and articulated mannequin, realistic to the touch with onboard MP3 sounds
FIREFIGHTING


FLOODED MAGAZINES
SMOKE EGRESS
CAPPING CEREMONY
PRODUCTION

RESEARCH
Research was done pierside and underway on five DDG vessels in 4 U.S. ports

DESIGN

Renderings were done by Nathaniel West from the developing design.
CONSTRUCTION
FABRICATION

SALVAGE
Salvage was done at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for mould replication.

INSTALLATION

REHEARSAL
Over a month of full technical and dress rehearsals of the entire
12 hour simulation took place using newly graduated sailors.

HONOR
The officers made me Honarary Surface Warefare Specialist in the U.S. Navy.

COMMISSIONING
The USS Trayor was formally commissioned as part of the Navy fleet.