Meet the US Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier.

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the most technologically advanced warship ever built.

Colossal 100,000 Tonne 13 Billion Dollar Supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford Leaves Harbor and Begins Sea Trials. This most impressive ship brings many design, technological and systems enhancements to the force projection capabilities of the United States Navy.

 

With the skillful assistance of the tug crew, the magnificent, brand new 1,100-foot-long, 100,000-tonne nuclear-powered supership USS Gerald R. Ford has left port to begin sea trials. CVN 78 sailed from Newport News for several days of grueling open water testing.

Ships like this look to me like giant targets for enemy ballistic missiles or (even drones). I wonder if admirals were as attached to sailors as they were to battleships before the Second World War, when ships were much more valuable than warships as warships.

 

will be required just to weld the ship together.