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USS Abraham Lincoln passing Battleship Missouri

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), is the fifth Nimitz-class supercarrier in the United States Navy. Launched in 1988, she cost $4.5 Billion (in 2007 dollars).


PEARL HARBOR, Island of Oahu, Hawaii: Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) passes the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) and nears the Arizona memorial, during a port visit. The Abe is returning to homeport in Everett, Wash., after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas. U.S. Navy photo/Released (110310-N-PM781-330)


Lincoln's homeport changes to Newport News, Virginia, effective Aug. 1, 2012.


Update: "In the fall of 2016, we will redeliver to the fleet a fully refueled and modernized warship...."

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Taken on March 10, 2011