Sunday, January 11, 2009

Presidential handover prompts premature commissioning for US carrier

The tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier will be just 97 per cent complete when it is commissioned into the US Navy on 10 January, the service has confirmed. Officials decided to stage the ceremonial event for George H W Bush (CVN 77), which is named after the 41st president of the United States, while his son, George W Bush, still holds the office

[first posted to - 07 January 2009]

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