CVN 80 First Cut Of Steel

CVN 80 First Cut Of Steel
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Newport News Shipbuilding hosted a first-cut-of-steel event to kick off construction of the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, Enterprise (CVN 80). The steel was cut using an ESAB Avenger Burning Machine, and the order was given by Ship’s Sponsors and U.S. Olympians Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky. Photo by John Whalen/HII