The largest warship afloat, ever
The PCU USS Gerald R. Ford is now in the water, having had her immense dry dock filled this week at the builder’s yard. CVN-78 is to be the lead ship of its class of United States Navy super-carriers. When finished in 2016 she will be 112,000 tons and over 1100 feet long, making her the largest warship ever completed.
She will fill the hole left in the fleet when USS Enterprise (CVN-65) decommissioned without replacement last year.