A composite photo illustration of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 78) at sea. The Kennedy is the second ship in the Ford class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. Post date September 2, 2020 ← The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is represented here in a combination model and live shot digital photo illustration. The ship, under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding, is the first in a new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the US Navy. Illustration by Mike Dillard → The 825-ton stern superlift for the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is lowered into place to complete the ship’s stern on 9/12/2011. Photo by John Whalen, Newport News Shipbuilding.