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Superlift at Newport News Shipbuilding completes carrier JFK primary hull

12 July 2019
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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding performed the final upper bow superlift on 11 July to complete the primary hull of the US Navy (USN) Ford-class aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79), the company said.

Newport News Shipbuilding completed the aircraft carrier 
        <I>John F Kennedy</I>
         primary hull with an upper bow superlift. (US Navy)Newport News Shipbuilding completed the aircraft carrier <I>John F Kennedy</I> primary hull with an upper bow superlift. (US Navy)

The upper bow section is one of the last superlifted steel structural units in the construction of Kennedy , Newport News Shipbuilding officials noted.

While the shipyard has always used superlifts to build modern nuclear-powered USN carriers, Newport News Shipbuilding officials point out current superlifts are larger and more complete in earlier stages of construction – compared with previous carriers – due to the increased use of digital tools to design and build the structural units.





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