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The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) breaks the threshold of Newport News Shipyard Dry Dock 12 into the James River during the ship's launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Nov. 17, 2013) The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) breaks the threshold of Newport News Shipyard Dry Dock 12 into the James River during the ship's launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell)

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