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  • LAID OFF: Janice Sowles of Ocean Beach, Calif., a shipfitter at NASSCO-General Dynamics, waited for a ride outside the gate after being laid off Monday morning.

    Pictures of the Day: July 13

  • A shipfitter, unaware of the fuel being pumped, came to complete a welding job which had been started earlier that day on another boat.

    Dixon, David L.

  • Almost instantly after the shipfitter struck an arc with his welder, the fuel fumes near where the fuel was being pumped into the water ignited.

    Dixon, David L.

  • Perhaps he was some sort of space-going mechanic, shipfitter or something.

    Time Enough For Love

  • A shipfitter, supervised by the purser, the hull officer, and the medical officer, made a slight change in the air-conditioning ducts to one cabin; two worried passengers sloughed off their cares under the influence of a nonlethal dose of sleeping gas.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • (Chris Oxley/U.S. Navy) "I'm a shipfitter so I build things," he said as he reflected on countless hours he has spent fashioning parts for submarines.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • -- Leo Hampton Collins Jr. and Hazel Louann Collins of South Carolina claim Leo Hampton Collins Jr. developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter and shipfitter from 1945 until 1951 and as a laborer and maintenance man from 1950 until 1990.

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