Newport News Shipbuilding Christens John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)
In a ceremony celebrating shipbuilders, the Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the American hero for whom the ship is named, Newport News Shipbuilding christened John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer and builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy. We also provide maintenance, modernization and inactivation support to in-service carriers.
Newport News Shipbuilding is one of two designers and builders of nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy. We also provide maintenance and tiger team support to our submarines both on-site and around the world.