Gerald R. Ford Bow lift

Newport News Shipbuilding marked a milestone Thursday with the placement of the final keel section of the nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).
The 680-metric-ton lower bow unit was joined with other keel sections in the dock.

( Adrin Snider/Daily Press / May 24, 2012 )

Newport News Shipbuilding marked a milestone Thursday with the placement of the final keel section of the nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The 680-metric-ton lower bow unit was joined with other keel sections in the dock.

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