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A right side view of three Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (VFA-132) F/A-18A Hornet aircraft in-flight. The aircraft are based aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during the ship's shakedown cruise

A right side view of three Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (VFA-132) F/A-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Fleming Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A keel section for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) is lowered into place in preparation for the keel laying ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company

A keel section for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hemeon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Participants in the keel laying ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), are, from left to right, Mr. J. Graham, vice president for construction; Mr. W.E. Morgan; Mr. T. Paris, authenticator; A.B. Mitchell, matron of honor; and Mr. W.T. O'Neill, executive vice president

Participants in the keel laying ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hemeon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Thomas Paris, authenticator, displays the authentication plaque at the keel laying ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Thomas Paris, authenticator, displays the authentication plaque at the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hemeon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Anne Burton Mitchell, matron of honor, assists Mr. Thomas Paris with the authentication for the keel laying of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company

Anne Burton Mitchell, matron of honor, assists Mr. Thomas Paris with t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hemeon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A starboard beam view of the barracks ship USNS GENERAL WILLIAM O. DARBY (IX 510) moored at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard. To the left is the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction

A starboard beam view of the barracks ship USNS GENERAL WILLIAM O. DAR...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction in Shipway No. 12 at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) unde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A view of the transom plate at the stern of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A view of the transom plate at the stern of the nuclear-powered aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: L.M. Boutwell Release Status: Released to Publi... more

The aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction in the Newport News Shipbuilding graving dock

The aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A modular component of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) is lowered into place near the ship's bow. The LINCOLN is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A modular component of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hameon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

An aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. shipyard

An aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LIN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) under construction at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. shipyard

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Houser Release Status: Released to Public ... more

The No. 4 elevator is lifted into position on the port side of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during the ship's construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

The No. 4 elevator is lifted into position on the port side of the nuc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hameon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

The ship's island structure, a single modular unit, is lowered into place during the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) at Newport News Shipbuilding

The ship's island structure, a single modular unit, is lowered into pl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Chris Oxley Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Guests assemble on the dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. to witness the christening of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Guests assemble on the dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform.  Joann Webb (seated, behind Campbell, ship's sponsor and wife of Secretary of the Navy James H. Webb Jr., will perform the christening

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Doc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Members of the christening party stand at the speakers platform during the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Members of the christening party stand at the speakers platform during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Erickson Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Donna Krukar Woody, matron of honor, and Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, CHIEF of Naval Operations, attend the christening ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Donna Krukar Woody, matron of honor, and Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Erickson Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, CHIEF of Naval Operations, attends the christening ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, CHIEF of Naval Operations, attends ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Erickson Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Guests assemble on the dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. to witness the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Guests assemble on the dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Guests assemble on the dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. to witness the christening of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Guests assemble on the dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, chief of naval operations, delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform.  The ceremony is taking place at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, chief of naval operations, delivers...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A distinguished guest delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72).  The ceremony is taking place at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A distinguished guest delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform.  Joann Webb (seated, behind Campbell, ship's sponsor and wife of Secretary of the Navy James H. Webb Jr., will perform the christening

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Doc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 P.S. Dunn Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Commercial tugs help turn the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) around after moving it to the fitting-out pier. The LINCOLN is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

Commercial tugs help turn the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABR...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Judy Baldwin Release Status: Released to Public... more

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) tied up at the fitting-out pier during its construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Caroline Kiehner Release Status: Released to Pu... more

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) is moved to the outfitting basin after a flotation test during its construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) is m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Judi Baldwin Release Status: Released to Public... more

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River, Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Rele... more

A view of the port side of the island structure aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during the ship's construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A view of the port side of the island structure aboard the nuclear-pow...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Caroline Kiehner Release Status: Released to Pu... more

A view of the work space aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during the ship's construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A view of the work space aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Caroline Kiehner Release Status: Released to Pu... more

A port view of the amidships section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

A port view of the amidships section of the nuclear-powered aircraft c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River, Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Rele... more

A port view of the aft section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

A port view of the aft section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River, Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Rele... more

A port quarter view of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

A port quarter view of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River, Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Rele... more

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River, Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Rele... more

A port view of the aft section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

A port view of the aft section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River, Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Rele... more

A view of a section of the bridge aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during the ship's construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A view of a section of the bridge aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hameon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) being fitted out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Car...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) being fitted out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A port view of the island of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the ship is fitted out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A port view of the island of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) being fitted out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) being fitted out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A port view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) tied up at a fitting out pier of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

A port view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

A starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) being fitted out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., and adjacent piers

A starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Car...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: R... more

An 82,700-pound test sled nears the water after being launched from the No. 4 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during a catapult load test. The LINCOLN is nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding

An 82,700-pound test sled nears the water after being launched from th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Chris Oxley Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A geyser of water is raised by the impact of an 82,700-pound test sled that was launched from the No. 4 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during a catapult load test. The LINCOLN is nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding

A geyser of water is raised by the impact of an 82,700-pound test sled...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Chris Oxley Release Status: Released to Public ... more

An 82,700-pound test sled speeds down the No. 4 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during a catapult load test. The LINCOLN is nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding

An 82,700-pound test sled speeds down the No. 4 catapult on the flight...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

During a drill to put the captain's launch over the side, crew members of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) steady the launch with a rope as it is lifted by the carrier's large crane

During a drill to put the captain's launch over the side, crew members...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to ... more

The emergency mobile crane truck stands in front of the island of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) during the ship's fitting out

The emergency mobile crane truck stands in front of the island of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to... more

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) set up the nylon crash barricade for the first time

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to... more

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) assemble with deck ramps before setting up the crash barricade for the first time

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to... more

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) set up the nylon crash barricade for the first time

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to... more

During a drill to put the captain's launch over the side, crew members of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) steady the launch with a rope as it is lifted by the carrier's large crane

During a drill to put the captain's launch over the side, crew members...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to ... more

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) move out with deck ramps to set up the crash barricade for the first time

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to... more

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) set up the nylon crash barricade for the first time

Flight deck crew members on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to... more

A view of an aircraft overhaul shop at the rear of the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding

A view of an aircraft overhaul shop at the rear of the hangar bay aboa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Hameon Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), underway on sea trials off the Virginia coast

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Elliot Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the galley for one of the enlisted dining facilities aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The LINCOLN is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

A view of the galley for one of the enlisted dining facilities aboard ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Chris Oxley Release Status: Released to Public ... more

CAPT. William B. Hayden, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), completes his preflight check of a Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114) F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the LINCOLN's flight deck

CAPT. William B. Hayden, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dennis D. Taylor Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A crew member selects a book from the library aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

A crew member selects a book from the library aboard the nuclear-power...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) underway off the Virginia Capes during acceptance trials conducted prior to the ship's commissioning

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAA Sean Linehan Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

SGT Jose Diaz, left, and GYSGT Edward Slaubaugh retire the evening colors aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

SGT Jose Diaz, left, and GYSGT Edward Slaubaugh retire the evening col...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aviation Ordnanceman SA Douglas Matthews and weapons department crew members prepare to move 500-lb. bombs on a bomb cart aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Aviation Ordnanceman SA Douglas Matthews and weapons department crew m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Chaplain (CPT) John R. Fiol joins a crew member in singing a hymn in the ship's chapel aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Chaplain (CPT) John R. Fiol joins a crew member in singing a hymn in t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Command MASTER CHIEF Howard Rex Lincoln converses with AA David Balsites on the fantail of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Command MASTER CHIEF Howard Rex Lincoln converses with AA David Balsit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PC Harry Rodriguez checks postage on envelopes as Yeoman Drew Baker stands by at the post office aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

PC Harry Rodriguez checks postage on envelopes as Yeoman Drew Baker st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of a security response team aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) emerges from patrol below deck. The crew member is armed with a 12-gauge shotgun

A member of a security response team aboard the nuclear-powered aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aviation ornanceman uses a forklift to move Mark 82 500-lb. bombs aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

An aviation ornanceman uses a forklift to move Mark 82 500-lb. bombs a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Crew members wearing A-4 oxygen breathing apparatus take part in a damage control exercise aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). They include, from left, Machinist Mate Ronnie Lythgoe, Damage Controlman Michael Poirier and Data Systems Technician Anthony Harrison

Crew members wearing A-4 oxygen breathing apparatus take part in a dam...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Abraham Lincoln(CVN 72) Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Air Traffic Controller Miguel Doemany monitors a radar screen in the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Air Traffic Controller Miguel Doemany monitors a radar screen in the C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Chaplain (CPT) John R. Fiol performs the Communion rite in the chapel aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Chaplain (CPT) John R. Fiol performs the Communion rite in the chapel ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

CPT R. Lipfert, reactor officer; CPT Robert L. Peterson, executive officer; CDR John A. Cassidy, navigator and CPT John R. Fiol, ship's chaplain are pictured with department heads of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) on the ship's flight deck

CPT R. Lipfert, reactor officer; CPT Robert L. Peterson, executive off...

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The guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) passes the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) as the LINCOLN heads out to sea for its pre-commissioning acceptance trials

The guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) passes the nuc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Chesapeake Bay Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dennis Dean Taylor Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An F-18A Hornet aircraft is positioned on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) shortly after landing. The Hornet, along with the two A-7E Corsair II aircraft parked on the sideline, are among several planes from the Patuxent River Flight Test Center aboard the carrier to test the vessel's flight deck capabilities

An F-18A Hornet aircraft is positioned on the flight deck of the nucle...

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The aqueous film forming foam firefighting system is tested on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

The aqueous film forming foam firefighting system is tested on the fli...

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Crew members test the aqueous film forming foam firefighting on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Crew members test the aqueous film forming foam firefighting on the fl...

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A signalman on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) checks his flag bag the day before the carrier's commissioning

A signalman on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOL...

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A sailor cleans a catapult track on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) the day before the ship's commissioning

A sailor cleans a catapult track on the nuclear-powered aircraft carri...

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A sailor adjusts a catapult on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) the day before the ship's commissioning

A sailor adjusts a catapult on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier US...

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Bunting decks the island of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) the day before the carrier's commissioning

Bunting decks the island of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS A...

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A shipboard crane lifts an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), at the pier a day before the carrier's commissioning

A shipboard crane lifts an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the nuclear-power...

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A signalman on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) checks his flag bag the day before the carrier's commissioning

A signalman on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOL...

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Water reflects the pier lights and the lights aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) on the eve of the ship's commissioning

Water reflects the pier lights and the lights aboard the nuclear-power...

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A shipboard crane lifts an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), at the pier a day before the carrier's commissioning

A shipboard crane lifts an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the nuclear-power...

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The national ensign flies from the stern of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), as tugs assist the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4) into port

The national ensign flies from the stern of the nuclear-powered aircra...

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A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), tied up at the pier a day before commissioning

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAH...

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The national ensign flies from the stern of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), as tugs assist the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) into port

The national ensign flies from the stern of the nuclear-powered aircra...

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An aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) tied up at Pier 12 as guests arrive for the ship's commissioning

An aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LIN...

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CHIEF of Naval Operations Adm. Carlisle A.H. Trost speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

CHIEF of Naval Operations Adm. Carlisle A.H. Trost speaks at the commi...

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A joint Marine-U.S. Navy color guard presents the colors during the commissiong ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

A joint Marine-U.S. Navy color guard presents the colors during the co...

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Crew members and distinguished guests aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) watch as various aircraft stationed aboard the carrier fly over in formation during the LINCOLN's commissioning ceremony

Crew members and distinguished guests aboard the nuclear-powered aircr...

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Sailors stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Sailors stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony of the nu...

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Senator Charles Robb of Virginia speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Senator Charles Robb of Virginia speaks at the commissioning of the nu...

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A joint Marine-U.S. Navy color guard presents the colors during the commissiong ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

A joint Marine-U.S. Navy color guard presents the colors during the co...

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Dick Cheney, secretary of defense, speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Dick Cheney, secretary of defense, speaks during the commissioning cer...

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Officers and distinguished guests disperse following the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Officers and distinguished guests disperse following the commissioning...

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Crew members stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Crew members stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony for ...

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Left to right: MASTER CHIEF Aircraft Maintenanceman Howard R. Lincoln, command master chief; JoAnn Krukar Webb, ship's sponsor; Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, CHIEF of Naval Operations; and Senator Charles Robb of Virginia, at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Left to right: MASTER CHIEF Aircraft Maintenanceman Howard R. Lincoln,...

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Sailors stand ready to hoist the flags of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) at the ship's commissioning

Sailors stand ready to hoist the flags of the nuclear-powered aircraft...

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A distinguished guest speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

A distinguished guest speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-power...

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