Topping Off a Carrier: GERALD R FORD (CVN 78) Island Landing (pictorial)

Topping Off a Carrier: GERALD R FORD (CVN 78) Island Landing (pictorial)

Building a full-sized, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is one of mankind’s most complex achievements, and there’s only one place in the world that does it: Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. The first ship of an entirely new class of carriers, the GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78), is building at the yard, and on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, shipbuilders performed one of the more visually significant moves during the ship’s construction — that of moving the pre-fabricated island superstructure onto the flight deck.”

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2 thoughts on “Topping Off a Carrier: GERALD R FORD (CVN 78) Island Landing (pictorial)

  1. Yep, one LARGE chunk of most ships, here it’s ‘almost’ an afterthought… something like 60+ MILES of wiring, cabling and fiber optics (each) in the boat too!

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