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  • CVN-78 USS Gerald R Ford

    US US Navy

    2017 to present    


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    MMSI: 338803000
    Flight Deck: 78
    Call Sign: NGRF
    Shipyard: Newport News Shipbuilding


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    History of US CVN-78 USS Gerald R Ford

    2008-sep-10Orderedfrom Huntington Ingalls (Newport News)
    2009-nov-13Laid downNewport News Shipbuilding Keel laying at Newport News, Va.
    2017-jul-22CommissionedNS Norfolk at Norfolk Naval Station
    2020-mar-29NEWS Seahawks Completed First VERTREP on CVN-78
    2020-sep-07NEWS USNS Norfolk Ford Seahawks Landing In-Port
    2022-oct-4DeploymentNS Norfolk departed NS Norfolk for maiden deployment. leading CSG-12 with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 embarked, for North Atlantic.
    2022-nov-14Port VisitUKStokes Bay called in at Portsmouth on maiden deployment. HSC-9, HSM-70 and other members of CVW-8 embarked.



        from Ford class
    100000full load (tn)
    337length (m)
    12draught (m)
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm



    US Newport News Shipbuilding,

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