Floating city Aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford

Floating city Aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford

The USS Gerald R. Ford has been under construction for years. Today, the first-of-its-class carrier will be christened, ushering in an era of high-tech aircraft carriers.

Touring the future USS Gerald R. Ford | WAVY-TV

Touring the future USS Gerald R. Ford | WAVY-TV

USS Midway (CV 41) and USS Independence (CV 62) in Pearl Harbor in 1991. Midway was decommissioned in 1992 and Independence in 1998.

USS Midway (CV 41) and USS Independence (CV 62) in Pearl Harbor in 1991. Midway was decommissioned in 1992 and Independence in 1998.

An artist concept of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship using the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). Lockheed Martin image

An artist concept of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship using the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). Lockheed Martin image

38th President Gerald Ford, the only one who never won a presidential election as either head man or veep.

38th President Gerald Ford, the only one who never won a presidential election as either head man or veep.

A photo illustration of the Ford-class aircraft carrier depicting the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

A photo illustration of the Ford-class aircraft carrier depicting the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

Gerald R. Ford, Jr., United States Navy Lieutenant Years of service: 1942–1946. Served on USS Monterey. Earned 10 battle stars.

Gerald R. Ford, Jr., United States Navy Lieutenant Years of service: 1942–1946. Served on USS Monterey. Earned 10 battle stars.

This is America's new $13 billion warship - The US Navy is less than a year away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford. The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy by February 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship will be the largest carrier ever to ply the seas and will feature a number of changes and advancements over the US' current Nimitz-class aircraft…

This is America's new $13 billion warship

This is America's new $13 billion warship - The US Navy is less than a year away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford. The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy by February 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship will be the largest carrier ever to ply the seas and will feature a number of changes and advancements over the US' current Nimitz-class aircraft…

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