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    Well she is in dry dock. What else you expect from experts?
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    Fill 'er up....

    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Well she is in dry dock. What else you expect from experts?
    Better make a quick turn as our friends North of the 38th Parallel are beating their plowshares into swords.

    North Korea puts rockets on standby to 'mercilessly strike' the U.S. - CNN.com

    CNN is posting this story ( 3 hours ago ). Something about 2 B-2's used in a joint operation with South Korea is cause for Kim to mastermind a first strike missile scenario.
    Better get all the air battle groups well oiled and razor sharp. Whoops ! I am starting to sound like Kim
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    Diagram of missile range

    Quote Originally Posted by blidgepump View Post
    Better make a quick turn as our friends North of the 38th Parallel are beating their plowshares into swords.

    North Korea puts rockets on standby to 'mercilessly strike' the U.S. - CNN.com

    CNN is posting this story ( 3 hours ago ). Something about 2 B-2's used in a joint operation with South Korea is cause for Kim to mastermind a first strike missile scenario.
    Better get all the air battle groups well oiled and razor sharp. Whoops ! I am starting to sound like Kim
    A diagram showing the reach of Kim's missiles......

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    If I'm reading this right, it looks like the refueling is going ahead.

    After delay, Lincoln arrives for midlife refuel - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidgepump View Post
    A diagram showing the reach of Kim's missiles......
    Really? What missiles? The one's that blow-up at launch, or burn up on re-entry? As OoE has said, the NorK's are years, if not decades, away from a viable strategic nuclear deterent.
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    With the RCOH underway, she is apparently getting her island modified.
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division recently placed a new upper-level structure on top of USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) island, which is similar to an airport control tower. The aircraft carrier is undergoing its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), during which the shipyard refuels the ship's reactors, paints the ship's hull, modernizes systems and performs a complete recapitalization of the entire ship.

    A photo accompanying this release is available at: Huntington - Multimedia Gallery - USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Upper-Level Structure.

    The structure, which will contain the ship's primary flight control systems when outfitted and serves as the platform for many of its various radars and antenna systems, is one of the largest structure lifts that will be performed during the RCOH process. At 88 feet long and 32 feet wide, the structure weighs about 68 long tons, which is equal to the weight of nearly a dozen elephants. It was set into place using the 310-ton gantry crane that straddles dry docks 10 and 11.

    "An RCOH is an extremely complex engineering and construction project that requires more than 30 months of advance planning and more than three years to accomplish," said Chris Miner, Newport News' vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs. "This lift represents just one of many significant events we complete to return this ship to the Navy fully equipped and modernized to defend our nation for another 25 years. I applaud the thousands of shipbuilders who are working tirelessly to safely return this great ship to the Navy on schedule and within budget."

    USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at Newport News in March 2013 and is on track to redeliver in 2016. RCOH is the mid-life refueling overhaul and maintenance availability of a Nimitz-class carrier that produces a recapitalized carrier capable of supporting current and future warfare doctrine and continuing to operate as the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy fleet and national defense for another 25 years.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, Huntington Ingalls Industries has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. The company also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. Employing more than 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding. For more information about Huntington Ingalls Industries, visit:

    HII on the web: Huntington Ingalls Industries: Designer and builder of nuclear- and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
    - See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-releas....V5Prc8HR.dpuf

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    New lower mast installation.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GFnni7ozZss

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    Updated: November 5, 2014 3:21 PM

    USS Abraham Lincoln Completes Refueling and Complex Overhaul Dry Dock Work

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — With tugboats guiding it into the James River, the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was moved from one of Newport News Shipbuilding’s dry docks to an outfitting berth Oct. 3. With this move, Newport News, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, officially completed the dry dock portion of the carrier’s mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), the company announced in a Nov. 5 release.

    Now at Outfitting Berth 1, the carrier will undergo final outfitting and testing.

    “The end of the dry dock portion of the RCOH marks a significant milestone in the life of an aircraft carrier,” said Chris Miner, Newport News’ vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs. “With Lincoln in the water, shipbuilders and sailors can focus on the final restoration, outfitting and testing of the ship’s systems. Moving her to the outfitting berth marks the point when the crew move-aboard process begins and we bring the ship back to life.”

    During the dry dock phase of the RCOH, Lincoln underwent extensive repair and construction work both inside and out to revamp the ship. Inside, Newport News shipbuilders re-preserved hundreds of tanks and replaced thousands of valves, pumps and piping components. On the outside, they painted the ship’s hull, updated the propeller shafts and installed refurbished propellers.

    For these last 24 months before the carrier’s re-delivery, shipbuilders will finish up the overhaul and installation of the ship’s major components and test its systems. Shipbuilders must make sure that the electronics, combat and propulsion systems are all operational before the carrier is re-delivered to the Navy in 2016. These final months will also be dedicated to modernizing the ship’s living quarters and making them habitable for the Sailors as they move aboard. The first group of Sailors began moving into the living spaces on Oct. 23.

    Lincoln arrived at Newport News in March 2013 for its RCOH and is on track to be redelivered in 2016. RCOH produces a recapitalized carrier capable of supporting current and future warfare doctrine. Once Lincoln’s RCOH is complete, the carrier will be equipped to operate in the U.S. Navy fleet for the second half of her 50-year expected service life.
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    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Undocking - YouTube

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    Posted: August 27, 2015 2:41 PM

    Steam Testing Begins on USS Abraham Lincoln

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has reintroduced steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to begin final testing of the ship’s steam-powered systems, the company announced in an Aug. 27 release.

    Moored at Outfitting Berth 1 at Newport News, Lincoln is in the final stages of its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Shipbuilders and Sailors are beginning to test steam-powered systems on board, including the main engine complex and the electrical generators.

    “As steam is reintroduced into Lincoln’s piping systems and equipment is operated, the ship is truly coming back to life,” said Chris Miner, Newport News’ vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs. “Once the work and final testing, including sea trials, is complete, Lincoln will be redelivered to the Navy as one of the most technologically advanced Nimitz-class carriers in the fleet.”

    Lincoln’s RCOH began in March 2013. The entire process takes about 44 months. Newport News shipbuilders will complete more than 23 million man-hours of maintenance and modernization work preparing Lincoln for its return to the U.S. Navy fleet. The ship is on track to be redelivered in 2016.

    “We achieved another major milestone recently by establishing shore-steaming capabilities, thanks to my counterparts at Newport News Shipbuilding, but also to the men and women serving aboard USS Abraham Lincoln and many others who all played an important role in accomplishing this feat,” said CAPT Ronald Ravelo, the ship’s commanding officer.

    RCOH is the mid-life refueling overhaul and maintenance availability of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that produces a recapitalized carrier capable of supporting current and future warfare doctrine. Once Lincoln’s RCOH is complete, the carrier will be equipped to operate in the U.S. Navy fleet for the second half of its 50-year expected service life.
    http://www.seapowermagazine.org/stor...7-lincoln.html

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    Crew members begin moving back aboard Lincoln.

    http://news.usni.org/2016/02/29/crew...ater-this-year

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    Crew members begin moving back aboard Lincoln.

    http://news.usni.org/2016/02/29/crew...ater-this-year
    it's an awesome feeling to move on board (or in their case) back onboard ship and start making back into "home".. I did it numerous times in my career in the Navy.

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    A fighting ship is a bit more interesting than turning in aboard a berthing barge!

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    More on the crew move aboard.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9nwS1-bBgbc

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    After a four billion dollar RCOH, Big Abe has returned back to sea.
    https://news.usni.org/2017/05/09/hii...ews-sea-trials

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d1457mJfYZM

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    CVN 72 has been redelivered.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnQA3szyhPM

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