Skip to comments.Northrop Grummans Newest Aircraft Carrier Takes a Bow(Bow laid for newest carrier)
Posted on 03/18/2006 5:06:44 AM PST by MARKUSPRIME
The carrier is under construction at Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector, the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Weighing 780 tons and made up of 25 steel sections, the upper bow is one of the heaviest crane lifts in the ship's production plan. Newport News began construction on the upper bow unit last February.
"Landing the fully-outfitted upper bow on the ship is a significant milestone in the design and construction of CVN 77, and most importantly, a great team effort by our shipbuilders," said Scott Stabler, vice president for the CVN 77 program at Northrop Grumman Newport News. "We are on track for record shipboard construction progress at launch in October."
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Man, oh man,
That is some crane lifting the bow "super lift" into position.
as long as the Empire State Building is tall...
When the contract for CVN 77 was let, there was talk of incorporating some of the design features of the next series of carriers. Features such as stealthy superstructure, greatly increased automation and smaller crew.
I personally own a Grumman carrier. Here's one just like it: http://img.alibaba.com/img/product/11/15/75/11157514.jpg
780 tons seems a bit light for a carrier.
Never mind, the article wasn't talking about the whole ship.
Huge floating acres of sovereign American territory.
So nicely put that I thought it beared repeating.
How thick is the metal on an aircraft carrier?
Does the Navy still use wood for decks or steel?
Are sailors still portioned a measure of rum each day or did that custom end?
It will be the USS Bill Clinton, count on it. After the USS Carter, the USS Reagan, and the USS George H Bush, it's Clinton's turn.
Where do they keep the cigar locker?
No, clinton gets a submarine.
?? The article says that it's the George H.W. Bush.
Can't,....there's already a garbage scow and Carrier named after him. I saw a jpg of it here on FR. LOL
If anyone wants to be truly impressed, visit Newport News. Go downtown to the shipyard area and look at a carrier under construction or refit the tallest building in Newport News is any carrier in the shipyard. These ships are truly huge, but they dont look all that big until you get within a few blocks of the shipyard.
In all honesty I would hope that if he gets anything it's an Auxillary of some sort, something low end as possible.
The 780 tons is just a very small (?) bow section.
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