Ford Anchor-handling System Tested

Aug 28, 2014

Ford Anchor-handling System Tested
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Susan Ford Bales, sponsor of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), tests out the ship’s cutting-edge anchor-handling system alongside Newport News Shipbuilding employees Gary Carter (left) and Gary Paden (right). The new anchor weighs 30,000 pounds and connects to a 1,440-foot chain. Photo by Ricky Thompson