Some Pictures and Video of USS Gerald Ford (CVN 78)

Here’s a few pictures of the Gerald Ford during construction. ¬†Apparently it is now afloat and they are testing the new catapults.

130126-N-ZZ999-001 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

130409-N-ZZ999-101 NEWPORT NEWS, Va (April 9, 2013) The flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is completed with the addition of the upper bow. The bow weighs 787 metric tons and brings Gerald R. Ford to 96 percent structural completion. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc./Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va (April 9, 2013) The flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is completed with the addition of the upper bow. The bow weighs 787 metric tons and brings Gerald R. Ford to 96 percent structural completion. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc./Released)

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