After Commissioning (11 November 1989) to Shakedown Cruise (Fight Deck Certification; CQ’s, Flight Operations; Training and Sea Trials)

(29 November to 15 December 1989)

12 November to 31 December 1989

Chapter II and

 

PCU/USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1989 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter II

Appendix I

 

 

After Commissioning (11 November 1989) to Shakedown Cruise (Fight Deck Certification; CQ’s, Flight Operations; Training and Sea Trials)

(29 November to 15 December 1989)

12 November to 31 December 1989

Chapter II

 

 

“After commissioning, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted further tests and certification to ensure readiness for a post service availability phase scheduled for the spring of 1990” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

“The crew conducted a ecumenical and baptism service in Hanger Bay 2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on 12 November 1989” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Pier 12 at Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia on 13 November 1989, for deperming (to reduce her vulnerability to magnetic mines) and moored the same day at the deperming crib at nearby Lambert’s Point” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced Training and Readiness Evaluation (TRE) on 14 November 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted Training and Readiness Evaluation (TRE), with minor discrepancies only, all corrected on 15 November 1989, conducting TRE from 14 to 15 November 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

“Five USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sailors were involved in a motor vehicle accident, two on 17 November 1989” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) departed Lambert's Point and returned to Pier 12 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on 18 November 1989, conducting deperming (to reduce her vulnerability to magnetic mines) at the deperming crib at nearby Lambert’s Point from 13 to 18 November 1989, anchoring at Whisky Anchorage in November 1989” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced inport flight deck and ACLSIPALS certification on 19 November 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced a NAVELEXCEN San Diego assist visit for Communications Department on 20 November 1989. Installation of Total Ship's Test Program (TSTP) equipment and provide operator training for FACCON/Maintenance personnel” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted NAVELEXCEN San Diego assist visit from 20 to 22 November 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

“A one-day Fast Cruise was conducted on 28 November 1989 in preparation for a 17-day underway period for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Thanksgiving religious service held. In November 1989, W Division completed COSAL onload; the Magazine Sprinkler System was certified; PMEICAL Lab operational and was Underway, anchored at Whiskey Anchorage, underway, moored at Pier 12, Naval Station, Norfolk, Va.” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-8 embarked departed Pier 12 at Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia on 29 November 1989, with Captain William B. Hayden as the Commanding Officer, primarily for Fight Deck Certification, conducting Carrier Qualification Flight Operations, training and Sea Trials, on her first Atlantic voyage and Shakedown Cruise, operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet” (Ref. 72, 76, 377, 378A & 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-8 (AJ)

(29 November to 15 December 1989)

 

Hull No. /

Fleet

Foreign Water Fleet

Deployment

 Air Wing

Tail

Code

Depart

Return

Days at Sea

Fleet D. No.

USS Abraham Lincoln       (CVN-72) – 2nd

SoLant

CVW-8

AJ

29 Nov 1989

15 Dec 1989

Southern America

17-days

Shakedown Cruise

Fight Deck Certification, Carrier Qualification Flight Operations, Training and Sea Trials.

SQUADRON

SQUADRON NICK NAME & PRIMARY

ROLE

AIRCRAFT DESIGN

NICK NAME &

PRIMARY ROLE

TAIL

CODE

Modex

AIRCRAFT

DESIGNATION

VF-41

Black Aces -

Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -    Jet Fighter

AJ100

F-14A

VF-84

Jolly Rogers -

Fighter Squadron

Grumman - Tomcat -    Jet Fighter

AJ200

F-14A

VFA-15

Valions - Strike

Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

AJ300

F/A-18A

VFA-87

Golden Warriors -

Strike Fighter Squadron

McDonnell-Douglas - Hornet -

Jet Strike Fighter

AJ400

F/A-18A

VA-65

Tigers - Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber

AJ500

A-6E

VA-36

Roadrunners -

Attack Squadron

Grumman - Intruder -

Jet Attack Bomber

530

A-6E

VAW-124

Bear Aces - Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Grumman - Hawkeye - Electronics

600

E-2C

HS-9

Sea Griffins - Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

Sikorsky - Sea King - Anti-submarine

610

SH-3H

VAQ-141

Shadowhawks - Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron

Grumman - Prowler       Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation

620

EA-6B

VS-24

Scouts - Air Anti-Submarine Squadron

Lockheed -Viking -

Anti-Submarine

700

S-3B

VRC-40 Det.

Rawhides - Fleet

Logistics Support Squadron

Grumman - Greyhound

xx

C-2A

F/A-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking and E-2C Hawkeye

With five HS-17 SH-3's embarked.

 

 “Aircraft from Fighter Squadron VF-41 and VF-84, Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-15 and VFA-87, Attack Squadrons VA-36 and VA-65, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-124, Air Antisubmarine Squadron VS-24, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS-9), Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron VAQ-141 and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron VRC-40 Det. make up Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8, commanded by Capt. John F. Manning, Jr.” (Ref. 378A).

 

“After running the degaussing range while sailing out of the Norfolk area, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducted antenna radiation testing and embarked five SH-3H Sea Kings from HS-17. Utilizing Mk-38 mini-mobile anti-submarine warfare targets, the helos flew the first submarine hunting operations from the ship” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-8 embarked recorded her first catapult launch and recovery of fixed wing aircraft. Victory 201, a Grumman F-14A Tomcat from VF-84, however, temporarily assigned to the Naval Air Test Center (NATC) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, Capt. William B. Hayden, Abraham Lincoln’s commanding officer, pilot, and Comdr. Charles K. Crandall, Jr., radar intercept officer, for this first "trap" which caught the "three-wire," and then launched to return ashore on 1 December 1989. Capt. John F. Manning, Jr., Commander Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8, followed them almost immediately in a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet from VFA-15. “Today we became a real aircraft carrier” Capt. Hayden proudly commented. “The launching and recovery of aircraft is what this business is all about.” First catapult launch of a fixed wing aircraft and first arrested landing of a fixed wing aircraft” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

“The flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was certified for flight deck operations, first Divine Services held on ship's Foc'sle and  first Orthodox Divine Liturgy celebrated in crew's chapel  on 3 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced HERO/HERP survey on 4 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) arresting gear engines 1, 2, and 3, and the barricade were certified for operation on 8 December 1989, conducting HERO/HERP survey from 4 to 8 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) rendezvoused with ammunition ship Suribachi (AE-21) for her first underway replenishment, which she accomplished using Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knights that hauled 250 lifts over to the carrier; commenced Carrier Qualification Flight; conducted Dynamic Interface Testing of 2 NATC SH-60 F aircraft;  assisted NATC in testing of E-2C upgrade 2 testing (CNO project 760); CATCC certified for mode 1A recoveries; conducted first ever ASW operations with HS-17 utilizing MK-38 mini-mobile ASW targets and conducted SNAIAS Certification on 9 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) successfully completed first ever refueling at sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC)-operated oiler Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), taking on 527,782 gallons of JP-5 on 10 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) completed Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team on board on 13 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

 

This photo was most likely taken in December 1989. The newly commissioned USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) got underway on 29 November for a 17-day flight deck certification period, with aircraft based at Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, MD. NS027286. Charles Lamm. http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/027286.jpg

 

“On 15 December 1989, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with CVW-8 embarked returned to Pier 12 South at Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, with Captain William B. Hayden as the Commanding Officer, primarily for Fight Deck Certification, conducting Carrier Qualification Flight Operations, from 28 November to 15 December 1989, training and Sea Trials, ending her first Atlantic voyage and Shakedown Cruise, operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet. After running the degaussing range while sailing out of the Norfolk area, Abraham Lincoln conducted antenna radiation testing and embarked five SH-3H Sea Kings from HS-17. Utilizing Mk-38 mini-mobile anti-submarine warfare targets, the helos flew the first submarine hunting operations from the ship. CVW-8 embarked recorded her first catapult launch and recovery of fixed wing aircraft. Victory 201, a Grumman F-14A Tomcat from VF-84, however, temporarily assigned to the Naval Air Test Center (NATC) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, Capt. William B. Hayden, Abraham Lincoln’s commanding officer, pilot, and Comdr. Charles K. Crandall, Jr., radar intercept officer, for this first "trap" which caught the "three-wire," and then launched to return ashore on 1 December 1989. Capt. John F. Manning, Jr., Commander Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8, followed them almost immediately in a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet from VFA-15. “Today we became a real aircraft carrier” Capt. Hayden proudly commented. “The launching and recovery of aircraft is what this business is all about.” First catapult launch of a fixed wing aircraft and first arrested landing of a fixed wing aircraft. The flight deck of Abraham Lincoln was certified for flight deck operations, first Divine Services held on ship's Foc'sle and  first Orthodox Divine Liturgy celebrated in crew's chapel  on 3 December 1989. Abraham Lincoln arresting gear engines 1, 2, and 3, and the barricade were certified for operation on 8 December 1989, conducting HERO/HERP survey from 4 to 8 December 1989. Abraham Lincoln rendezvoused with ammunition ship Suribachi (AE-21) for her first underway replenishment, which she accomplished using Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knights that hauled 250 lifts over to the carrier; commenced Carrier Qualification Flight; conducted Dynamic Interface Testing of 2 NATC SH-60 F aircraft;  assisted NATC in testing of E-2C upgrade 2 testing (CNO project 760); CATCC certified for mode 1A recoveries; conducted first ever ASW operations with HS-17 utilizing MK-38 mini-mobile ASW targets and conducted SNAIAS Certification on 9 December 1989. Abraham Lincoln successfully completed first ever refueling at sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC)-operated oiler Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), taking on 527,782 gallons of JP-5 on 10 December 1989 and completed Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team on board on 13 December 1989. Aircraft from Fighter Squadron VF-41 and VF-84, Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-15 and VFA-87, Attack Squadrons VA-36 and VA-65, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-124, Air Antisubmarine Squadron VS-24, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS-9), Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron VAQ-141 and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron VRC-40 Det. make up CVW-8. The embarkation of HSL-17 helicopters also became providential when one of the Sea Kings performed the First emergency MEDIVAC from the ship while underway one Sunday morning. The aircraft took off within minutes with a sailor suffering from intestinal bleeding, and flew to Portsmouth (Va.) Naval Hospital, where the man recovered several days later. Also during this underway period, Overall Combat System Operation Testing (OCSOT) was held. The testing evaluated how combat system equipment, under simulated conditions, performed as a system. The testing went well overall. That week during evening hours, a false alarm man overboard call prompted the launch of two Sea Kings that searched for an hour and a half without spotting anyone in the water. Two musters yielded all hands accounted for. The ship was certified for mode 1ª aircraft recoveries. Aircraft from Fighter Squadron VF-41, F-14A; VF-84, F-14A; Strike Fighter Squadrons VFA-15 and VFA-87 F/A-18As; Attack Squadrons VA-36 and VA-65 36, A-6Es; Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-124, E-2C, Air Antisubmarine Squadron VS-24, S-3B; Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS-9) SH-3H; Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron VAQ-141, EA-6B and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron VRC-40 Det., C-2A make up Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8, commanded by Capt. John F. Manning, Jr.  (29 November to 19 January to 15 December 1989)” (Ref. 72, 76, 377, 378A & 378B-1989).

 

 “USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) commenced contractor labeling of all Combat Systems Support Test Equipment for inventory management control using bar coding technology and completed the Second annual Christmas Food Basket Drive on 19 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) First Christmas Services held aboard ship on 25 December 1989” (Ref. 378B-1989).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) remained at Pier 12 South at Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia from 15 to 31 December 1989” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

PCU/USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 1989 YEAR END REPORT

Chapter II

Appendix I

 

 

The ship operated under the following chain of command as of 31 December 1989:

 

Command Composition and Organization of Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 1989 (Ref. 378B-1989):

 

The ship's chain of command as of 31 December 1989 was:

 

Commander in Chief

President Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1981-1989 - 40th

President George Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993 - 41st

Secretary of Defense

The Honorable Frank C. Carlucci - 16th
23 Nov 1987 - 20 Jan 1989

The Honorable Richard B. Cheney - 17th
21 Mar 1989 - 20 Jan 1993

Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable William L. Ball – 62nd

28 Mar 1988 - 15 May 1989

The Honorable Henry L. Garrett III – 63rd

15 May 1989 - 26 Jun 1992

Chief of Naval Operations

ADM Carlisle Trost (1986–1990) - 23rd

COMNAVAIRLANT

Vice Admiral J. K. Ready, USN

 

Organization Structure and Home Port. Captain William B. Hayden is the Commanding Officer. The Executive Officer is Captain Robert L. Peterson. Pre-commissioning Unit Abraham Lincoln was assigned to Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Captain C. D. Wasson, USN, commanding. After commissioning, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was homeported in Newport News, Virginia, and assigned to Commander Naval Air Force U. S. Atlantic Fleet, under the command of Vice Admiral J. K. Ready, US.

 

Department Heads serving aboard Abraham Lincoln as of 31 December 1989 were:

 

Commanding Officer - CO

CAPT William B. Hayden (Note 1) /

Executive Officer - XO

CAPT RobertL. Peterson

Administrative Officer

LT Gregory Moore

Air Officer

CDR John F. Williams

AIMD Officer

CDR August Scalia

Combat Systems Officer

LT Cmdr. Frank R. Severance

Religious Ministries Officer - RMD - Command Chaplain

CAPT John Robert Fiol

Dental Officer

CDR Raymond G. Morin

Engineering Officer

CDR Richard L. Stuntzt

Communications Officer

LCDR Charles D. Threatt

Maintenance Officer

 

Legal Officer - Command Judge Advocate

LCDR Eldon D. Risher

3-M Officer

CDR Harlan R. Harris/Anthony E. Dames

Navigator

CDR John A. Cassidy

Senior Medical Officer

CDR Myron D. Almond

Operations Officer

CDR Charles K. Crandall

Reactor Officer

CAPT Ralph H. Lipfert

Safety Officer

CDR Jack E. Kauffman

Supply Officer

CDR David P. Keller

Deck - First Lieutenant

ENS Stanley A. Mullen (acting)

Training Officer

LCDR John F. Beazle

Weapons Officer

CDR James J. Destafney

Marine Security Detachment

Capt. Kenneth R. Lardie, USMC

 

“The following major accomplishments highlight Abraham Lincoln’s performance in CY 1989:

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) recorded 516 aircraft launches and recoveries through the end of the year on 31 December 1989” (Ref. 378A & 378B-1989).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Commissioning (11 November 1989) to Shakedown Cruise (Fight Deck Certification; CQ’s, Flight Operations; Training and Sea Trials)

(29 November to 15 December 1989)

12 November to 31 December 1989

Chapter II and

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Chapter II

Appendix I

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Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

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(24 April 1980)

 

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(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to

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