PHOTOS: Future USS Gerald R. Ford Supercarrier at Sea for First Time – gCaptain
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The U.S. Navy’s next-generation supercarrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has taken to sea for the first time for several days of builder’s trials off Virginia’s coast.
The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the first of two ships in the U.S. Navy’s next generation aircraft carrier, known as the Gerald R. Ford class. The Ford-class is the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years, replacing some of the Navy’s Nimitz-class carriers.