USS Abraham Lincoln Underway for Sea Trials After Refueling Complex Overhaul
WASHINGTON — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) got underway from Newport News, Va., departing for sea trials after completing a 49.5-month refueling complex overhaul (RCOH), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said in a May 9 release.
Sea trials will provide an opportunity to test comprehensive ship-wide repairs and combat system modernization items worked over the duration of the overhaul.
Over the next several days, CVN 72 Sailors, shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, the Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, and NAVSEA personnel will be working side by side testing many of the ship’s key systems and technologies.
“Our team has worked hard to get USS Abraham Lincoln ready to redeliver to the fleet,” said Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, program executive officer for aircraft carriers. “She has undergone significant combat systems modernization and will also be the first CVN capable of accommodating the F-35C Lightning II. This RCOH enables the ship to meet future missions and continued service life requirements for many years to come.”