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U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

(CVN-72)

SHALL NOT PERISH

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Abraham Lincoln, also known as Abe is a Nimitz-class super carrier launched in 1988 and commissioned in 1989 out of Washington.

Service History

Abe began her career after a transfer to the Pacific fleet, in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. En route, she unexpectedly helped rescue 45,000 military personnel and families from the Philippines as part of Operation Fiery Vigil, following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. After this humanitarian diversion, she continued on to the Persian Gulf to assist in Operation Desert Storm.

Other Operations she has participated include:

  • Operation Restore Hope
  • Operation Southern Watch
  • Operation Vigilant Sentinel
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation Unified Assistance

She came to the rescue of the USS Sacramento, when she had mechanical difficulties, and continued her assigned mission. Abe also assisted in the international relief effort when a large earthquake hit southern Asia in December of 2004. She continued to provide important support and supplies, including 5.7 million pounds of supplies, until February 2005, when the hospital ship Mercy arrived.

Abe was also the site of President G.W. Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech, which for the record, was the idea of the crew of Abe. She has received several awards including the 2009 Franklin Covey Leadership Greatness Award.

CVN-72 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1956-JAN1960Mediterranean
JAN1956-JAN1960North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
NOV1972-JUN1973Panama Canal
JAN1987-JAN1991Cape Horn
JAN1989-JAN1991Desert Storm
JUN1990-OCT1992Desert Shield
OCT1990-Shellback Initiation - 9 OCT 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1990- Shellback Initiation - 9 OCT 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1991-JAN1992Desert Storm
MAY1991-DEC1991Desert Storm
JUN1991-JUN1991operation fiery vigil
JAN1993-JAN1998Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1993-DEC1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1993- Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1993 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1993-Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1993 - Indian Ocean
OCT1993-Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1993-NOV1993Operation Continue Hope - Somalia
OCT1993- Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1993 - Indian Ocean
APR1995-OCT1995West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1995-Shellback Initiation - 17 SEP 1995 - Indian Ocean
JUN1998-DEC1998West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1998-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1998 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN2000-JUL2001West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL2000-FEB2001West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN2002-JAN2003Desert Storm
JUL2002-MAY2003Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT2004-MAR2005West Pac
MAR2006-JUL2006Middle Pacific
MAY2006- Shellback Initiation - 1 MAY 2006 - Indian Ocean
MAR2008-OCT2008West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR2008-Shellback Initiation - 25 APR 2008 - Pacific Ocean
JUN2008-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 2008 - Pacific Ocean
SEP2010-MAR2011West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB2011-Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 2011 - Pacific Ocean

CVN-72 General Specifications

Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

Displacement: 100000 tons

Length: 1092 feet

Beam: 252 ft max.; 134 ft at waterlne

Draft: 37 ft

Power Plant: Two (2) nuclear reactors / four (4) sets of turbines / four (4) shafts

Propellers: Four (4) - Each 25 ft dia.

Flank Speed: over 30 knots

Range: Unlimited - Refueled at approx. 25 years of service

Ships Company: approx 3200 Officers and Enlisted

Carrier Air Wing:
- 7 Fixed Wing Squadrons
- 1 Helicoper Squadron
- approx. 2400 Officers and Enlisted