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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth ship in the NIMITZ class.

General Characteristics: Keel Laid: Nov. 3, 1984 
Launched: Feb. 13, 1988 
Commissioned: Nov. 11, 1989 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va. 
Propulsion system: two nuclear reactors 
Main Engines: four 
Propellers: four 
Aircraft elevators: four 
Catapults: four 
Arresting gear cables: four 
Length, overall: 1092 feet (332,85 meters) 
Flight Deck Width: 257 feet (78,34 meters) 
Area of flight deck: about 4,5 acres 
Beam: 134 feet (40,84 meters) 
Draft: 38,4 feet (11,7 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 100,000 tons full load 
Speed: 35 knots 
Cost: about $3,5 billion 
Planes: approx. 85 
Crew: Ship: approx. 3,200     Air Wing: 2,480 
Armament: three Mk 29 NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, four 20mm Phalanx CIWS Mk 15 
Homeport: Everett, Wash.

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