Ford and Truman sailing together. Reblog

Pictures released by the Navy today show the USS Harry S. Truman sailing alongside USS Gerald R. Ford.

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Name: USS Gerald R. Ford
Namesake: Gerald R. Ford
Awarded: 10 September 2008
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Cost: $12.8 billion + $4.7 billion R&D (estimated)[1]
Laid down: 13 November 2009[2]
Launched: 11 October 2013[3]
Sponsored by: Susan Ford[4]
Christened: 9 November 2013[5]
Acquired: 31 May 2017[6]
Commissioned: 22 July 2017[7]
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Motto: “Integrity at the helm”
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) crest.png


Displacement 100,000 tonnes

Length 1,106 ft

Beam 134 ft (41 m) (waterline) 256 ft (78 m) (flight deck) Height: nearly 250 ft (76 m)

Name: Harry S. Truman
Namesake: Harry S. Truman
Ordered: 30 June 1988
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Cost: $4.5 billion
Laid down: 29 November 1993
Launched: 7 September 1996
Commissioned: 25 July 1998
Homeport: NS Norfolk, Virginia
Motto: The Buck Stops Here
Nickname(s): HST, Lone Warrior
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Harry Truman CVN-75 Crest.png


Displacement: 103,900 long tons (116,400 short tons)[1]
  • Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
  • Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
  • Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
  • Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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