The Bow Size Of The US Navy’s New Nuclear Supercarrier Defies Belief

The Bow Size Of The US Navy’s New Nuclear Supercarrier Defies Belief

This is something you can’t usually see: the bow of a US nuclear aircraft supercarrier, the new Gerald R Ford — the lead ship of a new class that will start replacing the Nimitz-class in 2015.

It was just put in place at Huntington Ingalls’s Newport News shipyard, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, along the James River, Virginia.

American aircraft supercarriers are some of the biggest structures built by humankind. I remember the first time I saw one in person and it blew my mind.

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