LIVE WEBCAST - On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Newport News christened the nation’s 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship’s namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, attended the ceremony along with his wife Barbara, their son, President George W. Bush and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch. Mrs. Koch also served as the ship’s sponsor and performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the ceremony.

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Christening of the George H. W. Bush CVN 77 Aircraft Carrier


CVN 77 Christening Ceremony

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