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Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates Ceremonial Keel-Laying Of CVN 80

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NEWPORT NEWS—On Friday, August 26, the media was invited to a preview day prior to the keel-laying ceremony for the USS Enterprise (CVN 80) that will happen on Saturday, August 27. Keel-laying is the formal recognition of a ship’s construction, although many of the components and subassemblies that will go into the Enterprise have been put together and are ready to be put in place.

The CVN 80 is the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier that was designed to replace the Nimitz-class carriers, which commenced with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) that was commissioned in 1975 and ended with the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), which was commissioned in 2009.

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