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Monday, 24 July 2017

World’s largest supercarrier USS Gerald R Ford commissioned in USA


US Navy commissioned world’s largest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford into the fleet. The commissioning ceremony was held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia in presence of US President Donald Trump.

USS Gerald R. Ford is the first ship in this new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy. The ship is named after the 38th President of the United States Gerald Ford and has been built by Newport News Ship Building Company. The massive 1,106-foot-long carrier displaces a staggering 100,000 tons fully loaded and is powered by two new generation nuclear reactors.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Admiral John Richardson is the Chief of Naval Officer of US Navy.
Source- The Hindu


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