Heavy Lift Photo of the Day: Gerald R. Ford Gets Her 555 Ton “Island”

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Image: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the first of the next-generation class of American nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

The ship is about 90 percent structurally complete at Huntington Ingalls Industries.






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