Gerald R Ford Builder Sea Trials Photos

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 13, 2017) Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Sailors watch movies in the ship’s hangar bay during Cinema at Sea sponsored by Ford’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program during the ship’s first underway. The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting BST, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cathrine Mae O. Campbell/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April. 13, 2017) Aviation Boatswain’s Mates (Handling) Airmen Nathaniel Eguia, left, and Obadiah Hunter scrub aqueous film forming foam off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Gerald R. Ford is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship-the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years-will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Joshua Sheppard/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 10, 2017) The island of the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is illuminated at night while transiting the Atlantic Ocean during builder’s sea trials (BST). The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting BST, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cathrine Mae O. Campbell)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 11, 2017) Lt. Jack Curran, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), stands watch on the bridge as Ford performs high speed turns. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 11, 2017) Chief Warrant Officer Jim Ketcher, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), stands watch on the bridge as Ford performs high speed turns. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 12, 2017) Capt. Richard McCormack, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) commanding officer, explains the dynamics of the bridge watch team to this week’s Sailors of the Day. The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gitte Schirrmacher/Released)
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NORFOLK, Va. (April 12, 2017) Air department Sailors, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), chock and chain an MH-60S Sea Hawk on Ford’s flight deck. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April. 13, 2017) Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department practice fire hose handling on the ship’s flight deck during a flight deck scrubbing evolution. The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Joshua Sheppard/Released)