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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bloodworth
God no. You're talking pieces weighing thousands of tons for a carrier. A carrier is built in sections, and they're lifted into place. The Ford had one lift that was 900 tons. She weighs in around 110,000 tons.
A Virginia class submarine comes in around 8700 tons. That's a lot of lifting to orbit, and construction is no easy feat. Lots of welding, and crawling into tight spaces.