Gerald Ford Carrier’s Hull Work Is Finished

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The 1,050-metric ton gantry crane at Newport News Shipbuilding is shown lifting the forward end of one of the catapults of the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) into place Wednesday.

This action completed more than three years of structural work making the primary hull structure of the aircraft carrier 100 percent complete.

(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.)

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