The most expensive ship of the US Navy suddenly rose

The most expensive ship of the US Navy suddenly rose

On the newest aircraft carrier of the us naval forces, “Gerald Ford” during the last sea revealed serious problems in the operation of the propulsion system and elevators designed for the transportation of ammunition. Repair the most expensive ship in the history of the U.S. Navy will cost the us budget more in the $ 120 million.


The American aircraft carrier “Gerald Ford”, aka CVN-78 is the lead ship of the eponymous type. It is named after the 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford, who served in the Navy during world war II in the Pacific theater of operations. Displacement of the ship is the aircraft carrier one hundred thousand tons with a length of 337 meters and a width of 78 meters. “Gerald Ford” can reach speeds up to 30 knots, with a crew of 4660 people.

“Gerald Ford” the first American fleet received electromagnetic catapult and arresting gear Electromechanical. The aircraft carrier was first launched in November 2013. Its value at the time of adopting amounted to 12.9 billion dollars (including the costs of development and construction), which is an absolute record in the history of the U.S. Navy.

However, the most expensive American ship again asked for budget money.

During the recent out to sea from the aircraft carrier there is a problem in the propulsion system (the Americans don’t report the details) and has failed nine out of 11 elevators for ammunition. The remaining two lift the military removed to eliminate a potential threat for the ship and crew. Repair “Gerald Ford” by the company Huntington Ingalls Industries will cost the budget $ 120 million, which will increase the final cost of the ship to 13.02 billion.