Skip to comments.New US Aircraft Carrier, CVN-77 George H. W. Bush to be Christened Saturday, October 7, 2006
Posted on 10/03/2006 8:06:52 AM PDT by Jeff Head
CVN-77 to be Christened on October 7th, 2006
From the Northrop Grumman site.
On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Newport News will christen the nations 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The ships namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, is scheduled to attend the ceremony along with his wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch, Mrs. Koch also serves as the ships sponsor and will do the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ships bow during the ceremony. Employees of Northrop Grumman Newport News and their families are invited. The general public is also invited to the ceremony. Visit the links below for additional information.Here are some of the latest construction pictures...a beautiful site to behold:
CVN-77 nearing completion
CVN-77 props added
CVN-77 Island lift
CVN-77 ready for christening
CVN-77 another view of CVN-77 ready for christening
Great Ship. Still a shame to this day, that Bush 41 did not get a second term IMO.
Thank you for starting this thread.
Old Sea Dog
Indeed, how things might have been different.
When does construction begin on the USS Clinton?
Le Corbusier counted ship building as architecture just as much as buildings sitting on dry ground. He prized functionality, and this is total functionality.
Thanks, Jeff! I hope they show this on Fox. I love the ceremonies surrounding the christening of a ship, and this one has sentimental value for many of us.
So Ole Slick doesn't get a Nimitz named for him?
Is the Reagan also Nimitz Class?
Says it all!
They finished that garbage barge during his presidency.
Thanks Jeff ~ Go Navy!!
I can still remember the ceremony when the USS Ronald Reagan was brought to life and watching all those sailors go running onto the USS Reagan to take their positions.
Thanks Jeff ~ Go Navy!!
Yes! and well deserved I might add.
After Mr. Peanut got a Seawolf sub named after him, I realized, sadly, that Clinton will probably get some sort of namesake. I hope it's a garbage barge.
Nope...he got a gatbage barge, commissioned on his last day in office.
I hope it's a floating VD and sexually transmitted disease treatment ship.
No, here is Clinton's ship:
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