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Gerald R. Ford Bow lift

Manufacturing and EngineeringShipbuildingGerald Ford
A shipyard worker watches the progress closely as the 680-metric-ton lower bow unit of the nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is joined with other keel sections in the dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding Thursday. Adrin Snider/Daily Press