George H W Bush Christened At Newport News

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Jul 9, 2000
Easley South Carolina
From The Navy Newsstand

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler Jones, Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) was officially christened Oct. 7 at Northrop Grumman Newport News ship yard with its namesake and 41st president in attendance.

According to Northrop Grumman Corporation, former President Bush’s attendance marks the first time in the shipyard’s 120-year history that a president has witnessed the christening of a ship named in his honor.
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Comment: With the launching of this vessel all that remains is the outfitting, trials, delivery and commissioning after which. production of the Nimitz class carriers will come to a close.

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