USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

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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
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(s): 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)
  • Overall: 1,092 ft (332.8 m)
  • Waterline: 1,040 ft (317.0 m)
Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
  • Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)
  • Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)
Speed: Over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: Unlimited 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 carried: 90 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?]