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via The Sun

THE WORLD’s most expensive warship has been snapped on the water for the very first time.

The $12 billion US Navy ship was put through its paces on Saturday off the coast of Virginia.

The USS Gerald R. Ford ship underwent the first of its sea trials to test its numerous state-of-the-art systems.

The aircraft carrier left Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News after more than a year in delays and extra costs.

Construction for the Ford, which was projected to set the Navy back by £8.4billion, started in 2009.

The warship was supposed to be finished in September 2015, but ended up taking over a year and a half longer, with a final bill of $12 billion. Read More

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