Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beat the Block [HEAVY LIFT PHOTOS]

Photo courtesy Royal Navy Yesterday, an 8,000-ton section of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the Queen Elizabeth class of supercarriers, began the 600 mile voyage around Scotland from...

August 18, 2011
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier

Huntington Ingalls Awarded $504 Million Aircraft Carrier Contract Modification

Out of the ashes of the once financially troubled Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries charges ahead with the award of a $504M contract associated with the latest Gerald R....

July 31, 2011
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

China Says Aircraft Carrier Only for Research, Training

BEIJING—China’s Defense Ministry said its first aircraft carrier would be used for “research, experiments and training” and would not affect its defensive naval strategy, in an apparent attempt to ease...

July 27, 2011
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
Gerald R. Ford, CVN-78

Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy

BOSTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named the USS John F. Kennedy. The selection John F....

May 29, 2011
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

USS George H.W. Bush – Navy’s newest supercarrier departs on maiden voyage

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst/Released) The tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the U.S. Navy, the USS George H.W. Bush, departed on its...

May 12, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Shipyard Photos: Royal Navy’s ‘HMS Queen Elizabeth’ under construction

Pictured here is construction of the first of the two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, as workers at BAE Systems’ Govan yard moved two giant...

February 14, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Naval Aviation, Invented 100 Years Ago In San Francisco

One hundred years is a very long time. Yet in the hierarchy of modern marvels, the ability to recover and launch aircraft from the deck of a moving ship stands...

January 19, 2011
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ready or Not, the George H. W. Bush Carrier to be Commissioned This Weekend

Even with sea trials not set for the end of January, the new George H. W. Bush supercarrier will be commissioned this Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk.  Following this weekends...

January 8, 2009
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Early Aircraft Carriers

When we think of early Aircraft Carriers, most defer to the US Navy converting Jupiter (Collier # 3) in 1920 to CVI Langley. Commissioned in March 1922, Langley was the...

November 7, 2008
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