The future USS John F. Kennedy added 932 metric tons to its fighting weight Thursday as Newport News Shipbuilding marked a construction milestone for the next-generation aircraft carrier. Under the watchful eyes of shipbuilders, a crane maneuvered Kennedy's lower stern into the dry dock, where the nuclear-powered behemoth is being assembled. It fit like a giant building block and brought the ship one step closer to its scheduled launch in 2020.
The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy marked a construction milestone Thursday as workers at Newport News Shipbuilding lifted the lower stern section into place. The 932 metric ton section contains the ship’s rudders, tanks, steering gear rooms and electrical power distribution rooms. The Kennedy is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class, a new generation of aircraft carriers packed with new technology. Advance work is already under way for the third Ford-class ship, the future USS Enterprise.
The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will be commissioned Saturday, July 22, at Naval Station Norfolk, according to the Navy. With the commissioning, it will become the USS Gerald R. Ford. The $12.9 billion warship, the first of a new generation of aircraft carriers, was built at Newport News Shipbuilding. It was delivered to the Navy on May 31 after successfully completing two rounds of sea trials. Tickets are required to attend the 10 a.m. commissioning ceremony.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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