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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on 30 January 2019 (190130-N-PW716-1312).JPG
Abraham Lincoln in the Atlantic Ocean on 30 January 2019
Career (United States)
Namesake: Abraham Lincoln
Awarded: 27 December 1982
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co.
Laid down: 3 November 1984
Launched: 13 February 1988
Sponsored by: JoAnn K. Webb
Christened: 13 February 1988
Commissioned: 11 November 1989
Motto: Shall Not Perish
Nickname: Abe, Black Pearl
Status: In active service, as of 2019
Badge: CVN-72 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 104,112 long tons (105,783 t)
Length:
  • Overall: 1,092 ft (332.8 m)
  • Waterline: 1,040 ft (317.0 m)
Beam:
  • Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
Draft:
  • Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)
  • Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors
  • 4 × steam turbines
  • 4 × shafts
  • 260,000 shp (190,000 kW)
Speed: Over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
Complement:
  • Ship's company: 3,200
  • Air wing: 2,480
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
  • AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar
  • AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar
  • AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radar
  • AN/SPN-43C air traffic control radar
  • AN/SPN-41 landing aid radar
  • 4 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
  • 4 × Mk 95 radars
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
  • SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
  • SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
Armament:
  • 2 × Mk 57 Mod 3 Sea Sparrow
  • 2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
  • 2 × Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is an aircraft carrier in the American Navy. It is the second ship to have the name Abraham Lincoln. It is also the fifth ship in the Nimitz class line of aircraft carriers.

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