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CVN-78 USS Gerald Ford

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CVN-78 USS Gerald Ford

Builder

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding 
Newport News

Laid down

13. November 2009

Launched

9. November 2013

Commissioned

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Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

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NS Norfolk VA
 

With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship's sponsor, Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerlald Ford, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class, 9th November 2013, in a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

 
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CVN-78 USS Gerald Ford 2013 (Photo Courtesy US Navy)

CVN-78 USS Gerald Ford 2013 (Photo Courtesy US Navy)

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