USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Abraham Lincoln in the Atlantic Ocean on 30 January 2019
United States
NamesakeAbraham Lincoln
Awarded27 December 1982
BuilderNewport News Shipbuilding Co.
Laid down3 November 1984
Launched13 February 1988
Sponsored byJoAnn K. Webb
Christened13 February 1988
Commissioned11 November 1989
MottoShall Not Perish
Nickname(s)Abe, Black Pearl
StatusIn active service, as of 2019
General characteristics
Class and typeNimitz-class aircraft carrier
Displacement104,112 long tons (105,783 t)
  • Overall: 1,092 ft (332.8 m)
  • Waterline: 1,040 ft (317.0 m)
BeamOverall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
  • Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)
  • Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)
SpeedOver 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
RangeUnlimited distance; 20–25 years
  • Ship's company: 3,200
  • Air wing: 2,480
Sensors and
processing systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys
  • SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
  • SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
Aircraft carried90 fixed wing and helicopters

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is an aircraft carrier in the United States 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.[source?]