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Friday, August 28, 2015

Newport News Shipbuilding Conducts Steam Testing on Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division announced today that it has reintroduced steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln(CVN 72) to begin final testing of the ship's steam-powered systems.

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."

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