The USS Gerald R Ford Reaches A Construction Milestone – Business Insider

The USS Gerald R. Ford, a huge new aircraft carrier, reached a milestone in its pricey and extensive construction Thursday when its final keel section was lowered into place at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.

The 680-metric-ton lower bow unit is one of the largest of the 500 modules that will make up the completed ship and is over 60-feet-tall.

via The USS Gerald R Ford Reaches A Construction Milestone – Business Insider.

There’s a bunch of nice BIG pics at the link.

3 thoughts on “The USS Gerald R Ford Reaches A Construction Milestone – Business Insider”

  1. “Newport News Shipbuilding is pleased to announce that the USS Gerald Ford has reached a Construction Milestone:

    We are ready to put the pointy thingy on the front.

    Thank you.”

Comments are closed.