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USS John F Kennedy (CVN-79) - Ford class
« on: February 04, 2017, 05:28:21 PM »
From: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-china-russia-fear-americas-new-ford-class-aircraft-19226

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More ships will follow. USS John F. Kennedy, the second aircraft carrier to bear the name of the thirty-fifth president of the United States, is under construction at Newport News and expected to enter service in 2020.

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Re: USS John F Kennedy (CVN-79) - Ford class
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 10:17:46 AM »
HII Reaches 50 Percent Completion in Construction of Future Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy CVN 79 | Navy Recognition - 01 September 2018
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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division reached the midpoint in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship.

Weighing approximately 905 metric tons, the unit is one of the heaviest of the planned steel structures, known as superlifts, that will be joined together to make up the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class. The superlift of the aft section of the ship between the hangar bay and flight deck is 80 feet long, about 110 feet wide and four decks in height.


The aft section between the hangar bay and flight deck recently was placed on the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The 905-metric ton unit is one of the heaviest that will be moved during the ship's construction. HII image