+-
Newport News Shipbuilding workers prepare for the christening (Credit: AP )

Newport News Shipbuilding workers prepare for the christening of the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at the shipyard in Newport News, Va. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Aircraft carrier christening

The Navy christened the USS Gerald Ford on Saturday with the traditional smashing of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship -- the most technologically advanced aircraft carrier the United States has built.

A life ring is displayed on a barge
(Credit: AP)

A life ring is displayed on a barge at Newport News Shipbuilding as workers prepare for the christening of the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at the shipyard in Newport News, Va. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Newport News Shipbuilding workers prepare for the christening
(Credit: AP )

Newport News Shipbuilding workers prepare for the christening of the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at the shipyard in Newport News, Va. (Nov. 9, 2013)

This photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Gerald
(Credit: Getty Images)

This photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford sits in place after being lifted into position on the ship's flight deck at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. (Jan. 26, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
U.S. Navy Bosons mate, Ben Hansen and his
(Credit: AP)

U.S. Navy Bosons mate, Ben Hansen and his wife Jessica, of Edmore Mich., are photographed in front of the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. (Nov. 9, 2013)

An honor guard of boy scouts from the
(Credit: AP)

An honor guard of boy scouts from the local area and Michigan welcome visitors for the christening of the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at the shipyard in Newport News, Va. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald
(Credit: AP)

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, right, cheers after christening the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Get The 1600 newsletter

Our inside look at the race to the White House.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.