Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Sea Trials

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Sea Trials
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The first-of-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) left Newport News Shipbuilding on April 8 for builder’s sea trials and returned to Naval Station Norfolk today. Builder’s sea trials test the ship’s systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII