- This past weekend the USS John F. Kennedy was christened at Newport News, Virginia.
- The ship is the second Ford-class aircraft carrier.
- Although the ship was christened today, Kennedy won’t join the fleet until the 2020s.
On Saturday, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy presided over the christening ceremony for America’s newest aircraft carrier. Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy, swinging a magnum bottle of champagne, dedicated the second aircraft carrier named after her father, a former naval officer who served during World War II.