Shipbuilders Lift First Side Shell Units for Enterprise (CVN 80)

Published April 19, 2023

Watch a time-lapse video to see Newport News shipbuilders lift the first of two 400-ton vertical side shell portions into place for Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). Both of these units are over 80 feet long and require multiple teams of shipbuilders to fabricate, install and weld into place.