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Fri May 10, 2013, 09:00 AM

USS Ford final hull piece installed


The final hull piece of the ($40 billion dollar) USS Gerald R. Ford is installed in Newport News, Virginia.

USS Ford final hull piece installed
Updated: Thursday, 09 May 2013, 3:50 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 May 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WOOD) - The final piece of the USS Gerald R. Ford's hull has been installed.

The piece was lifted in to place Wednesday by a 1,050-metric ton crane in Newport News, Virginia, according to the US Navy. It is the forward end of one of the aircraft carrier's catapults.

Construction of the hull took three years, the Navy said. The carrier stretches 1,092 feet long, according to the Associated Press.

The nuclear-powered USS Gerald R. Ford will be the first aircraft carrier of its class, according to the AP. It will be the nation's 11th in service once it is delivered to the Navy in 2015. It will replace the USS Enterprise, which is on its last scheduled deployment.

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Fri May 10, 2013, 10:27 AM

1. Good god what a waste of money. N/t


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