Gerald R. Ford
(CVN 78)

The first ship in the Ford-class was delivered to the Navy of May 31, 2017.

John F. Kennedy
(CVN 79)

Construction is already well underway on the second ship in the Ford-class with the keel laying held Aug. 22.

(CVN 80)

On Dec. 1, 2013, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the third ship in the Ford Class would be named USS Enterprise.


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June 1, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) To U.S. Navy

Newport News Shipbuilding delivered the first-of-class aircraft carrier to the U.S. Navy on May 31. Read the news release

Apr. 14, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Successful Builder’s Sea Trials of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Builder’s sea trials test the ship’s systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. Read the news release

Feb. 1, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Receives Contract to Kick Off Advance Fabrication of Enterprise (CVN 80)

The initial structural fabrication and shop work on the third Gerald R. Ford-class carrier will be performed at Newport News Shipbuilding through March 2018. Read the news release

Jan. 23, 2017

Shipbuilders Perform Superlift Unique to Ford Class

The superlift is part of an improved build strategy implemented on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), resulting in superlifts erected at a higher state of outfitting completion. Read the news release