Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln deploys from San Diego

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on January 3, 2022, the U.S. Navy deployed the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) from San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in San Diego Bay (Picture source: U.S. Department of Defense)

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group consists of Carrier Strike Group 3, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Destroyer Squadron 21, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Spruance (DDG 111).

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy. The ship was launched on 13 February 1988 and commissioned on 11 November 1989. 

The USS Abraham Lincoln has a length of 332.8 m, a beam of 76.8 m, and a draught of 12.5 m. It has a displacement of 97,000 tons. The propulsion system consists of two Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors, four steam turbines, and four shafts. The ship can reach a top speed of over 30 knots (56 km/h) and has an unlimited cruising range due to the nuclear engines.

The USS Abraham Lincoln can carry 90 aircraft and helicopters including nine squadrons with Super Hornet and Hornet fighter, E-2 Hawkeye early-warning fixed-wing, Grumman C-2 Greyhound cargo aircraft, and SH-60 Seahawk naval helicopters. The vessel can accommodate up to 5,680 people, including the ship’s crew of 3,200 and aircrew of 2,480.