Joe Fudge / Daily Press
May 6, 2013
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Final Superlift ..This lift is the last of 162 superlifts hoisted on Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). and it closes more than three years of structural erection work and makes the shipÕs primary hull structure 100 percent complete..The unit is the forward end of one of the shipÕs catapults, which are used to launch aircraft from the ship. and it weighs 66 metric tons..