Hampton Roads Daily Press:
The next aircraft carrier to be built in Newport News may soon have a new name: the USS Gerald Ford.
Virginia Sen. John W. Warner, who is completing his final year as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sponsored an amendment to name the future carrier after the nation’s 38th president. The amendment to the annual defense authorization bill won Senate approval on a voice vote.
I’m living in Ford’s Grand Rapids Congressional district and think a Navy ship named after the guy would be pretty cool. But I’m not sure that a carrier is the right ship, especially the lead ship of the CVN-21 class.
Murdoc still favors USS America for the ship, which is really the CVN 78..