About the Christening Ceremony
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was christened on November 9, 2013 at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the ship is currently under construction. The ceremony celebrated the beginning of a new class of aircraft carriers and the legacy of President Ford. Gerald R. Ford's christening marks the beginning of the Ford-class of aircraft carriers, which will serve America for a century. Learn more
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A new island, a redesigned and more efficient flight deck, three flight deck elevators instead of four... the design of Gerald R. Ford will result in more than $4 billion saved over 50 years.
Construction on Gerald R. Ford began in 2005 before the ship was officially named. See the major construction milestones.
Construction photos, videos, fact sheets and news releases.