Building the USS America: Factory Methods Shape Possible Uptick in Production
2012-10-31 The USN-USMC team needs more carrier-enabled decks.
Large deck carriers can be built in only a quite long period and are built in dry docks, which are large and expensive to build.
The USS America can be built by factory methods and around 70% put together before it goes to the dry dock. This allows the numbers of this type of ship to built up over time, using innovative production methods.
The video below shows the ship being moved to its drydock after being significantly built on land by factory production methods.
Credit Video: Huntingon Ingalls