Friday, August 5, 2011

USS Abraham Lincoln

Watched the giant carrier pass by the light house at the end of the breakwater and turn toward the pier at the end of West Channel where she docked July 25, 2011.
Ship commisioned 11 November 1989.
Cost $4.5 billion

Class: Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

Overall Length 1,092'

Beam overall 252'
          waterline 134'
Speed 30 plus Knots

Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wind and heliocopters

On January 13, 2010, the carrier completed upgrades and repair that cost $250 million at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The carrier was to be assigned to Carrier Strike Group Nine.
On February 03, 2011, The ship was awarded the Battle Effectiveness Award for its high standards of excellence and combat readiness
Los Angeles Navy Week July 25-31