View post tag: HII February 23, 2018 Industry news The structures necessary to complete US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) are 70 percent complete, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced.Like its predecessor, the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Kennedy is being built with a modular construction technique where smaller sections of the ship are welded together to form larger structures called superlifts. The superlifts are pre-outfitted and hoisted into Dry Dock 12—where the ship is being built—by the company’s 1,050-metric ton gantry crane.Shipbuilders have successfully erected 317 lifts since the ship’s keel was laid in August 2015. Kennedy is on track to be completed with 447 total lifts.The recent 806-metric ton superlift consisted of 17 individual units and was about 171 feet long and about 92 feet wide. The structure comprises berthing areas, electrical equipment rooms and workshops and took 18 months to build.“This superlift is in the forward part of the ship, about halfway between the bow and midship,” said Mike Butler, program director of CVN 79. “It represents one of the key build strategy changes for Kennedy: building superlifts that are larger and more complete before they are erected on the ship. We are pleased with how construction on the Kennedy is progressing, and we look forward to additional milestones as we inch closer to christening of the ship.”Kennedy is scheduled to launch in 2020. View post tag: US Navy Second Ford-class carrier hull 70 percent complete Back to overview,Home naval-today Second Ford-class carrier hull 70 percent complete Share this article View post tag: USS John F. Kennedy
Today, the String Cheese Incident has shared an old-school video from the vault, a 16-minute “Black and White” from Mt. Shasta Ski Park on July 29th, 2000. The jam-grass veterans started off with some theatrics, as drummer Michael Travis parasailed in from a nearby mountain, running as fast as he could to the stage. SCI appropriately opened the show with a “Waiting for Travis Jam”, with bassist Keith Moseley took the reigns on behind the kit. The band then dove head first into a monster sequence of “Miss Brown’s Teahouse”> “Dudley’s Kitchen”> “100 Year Flood”, before closing the set with another extended jam segment of “Bigger Isn’t Better”> “Flashlight”> “Bigger Isn’t Better”> “Mouna Bowa”.However, perhaps the highlight of the night was a deep 16-minute multi-faceted “Black and White” jam. String Cheese Incident opened the set with the Michael Kang led tune, as the mandolin extraordinaire worked through an impressive scatting section, before an extended silent-pause, which gave way to a massive peaking jam, as keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth exchanged fierce solos with Kang and guitarist Bill Nershi.The remainder of the set was highlighted by another extended segue of “Don’t Say”> “Jam”> “Climb, Jam”> “Johnny Cash”> “Hoseguy Jam”> “Johnny Cash”, as Nershi invited a random Mt. Shasta, CA resident he had met earlier in the day up onstage, playing a garden house fitted with a mouthpiece from a trumpet, while the band vamped around him. “Outside and Inside” served as the encore for the exploratory SCI show. Today the String Cheese Incident has released video of their jammed-out “Black and White” from Mt. Shasta Ski Park on July 19th, 2000. Check it out below:String Cheese Incident–”Black and White”[Video: The String Cheese Incident]For the String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates and ticket info, head to their website!Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Mt. Shasta Ski Park | Mt. Shasta, CA | 7/19/2000Set one: Waiting for Travis Jam* > Mrs. Brown’s Teahouse, Dudley’s Kitchen > 100 Year Flood > Lester Had a Coconut, Want, Bigger Isn’t Better > Flashlight > Bigger Isn’t Better > Mouna BowaSet two: Black & White, Blackberry Blossom, Hey Pocky Way, The Old Home Place, Don’t Say > Jam > Climb, Jam > Johnny Cash** > Hose Guy Jam*** > Johnny CashEncore: Outside InsideNotes:* Travis parasailed in from a nearby mountain and ran to the stage. Keith played on Travis’ set.** with Rainy Day Women (Bob Dylan) vocals.*** Jam featuring Tim Donlan, someone Billy met after the first Mt. Shasta show. He played a garden hose fitted with a mouthpiece from a trumpet while the band vamped around him.