Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) activities at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN).

(1 January to 31 December 2016)

Chapter V

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln Catapult Returns to Service with Tests

 

“Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) completed no-load testing on catapult one on 28 January 2016, marking another milestone in the ship's Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH).

Capt. Ron L. Ravelo,
Lincoln's commanding officer, was the first "shooter" to give the signal to launch for the first time in more than three years.

"No-loads are conducted every single day by operational carriers in order to warm up the catapult in anticipation of launching aircraft," Ravelo said. "I look forward to when we are once again operational and firing no-loads in advance of actual flight operations."

Lincoln Sailors worked alongside their counterparts at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) to overhaul the carrier's Aircraft Launch and Recovery (ALRE) equipment.

"Throughout the process, there was excellent integration between our ship, NNS and engineers from Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst," said Cmdr. David Burmeister,
Lincoln's air boss. "Because these entities worked so well together, we are standing here today executing this major milestone and celebrating a great deal of hard work our Sailors and their teammates put in to bringing these systems back on line."

No-load testing is required to verify the operation function of the entire catapult and provides the ship with an interim certification to launch aircraft.

The duration of testing began Dec. 7, 2015, when all hydraulic, air and steam systems were filled and charged, culminating in 20 catapult shots with no more than five minutes of recovery time between shots” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS160201-18 - Release Date: 2/1/2016 2:29:00 PM - By USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors during crew move aboard

 

160226-N-IK431-101 - NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Feb. 26, 2016) " Capt. Ronald Ravelo, commanding officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), cuts a ceremonial cake along with Lincoln Sailors and shipbuilders before the first meal on the mess decks as part of the first phase of the crew move aboard process. Lincoln is currently undergoing a Refueling and Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron T. Kiser/Released).

 

Abraham Lincoln Begins Crew Move Aboard

 

“Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) began the ship's first phase of the crew move aboard (CMA) process on 26 February 2016. CMA marks a major step for the crew as they bring the ship one step closer to completing its Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) and returning to the fleet.

"The crew move aboard is a major milestone," said
Lincoln's Command Master Chief Lee Salas. "Today, we are opening up our berthing spaces and galley and officially returning home. We still have a long way to go, but now we are coming down the home stretch toward delivering this warship to the fleet this fall." Sailors settled into berthing spaces and enjoyed a special meal in the ship's newly refurbished Aft Mess Decks to mark the occasion.

"It's remarkable that we're here today, cutting the ribbon on the crew's mess decks and getting ready to sit down and eat the first meal on board with our shipmates," said Capt. Ronald Ravelo,
Lincoln's commanding officer. "I'm immensely proud of the hard work our Sailors have put into getting us to this point. I'm also proud of our teammates from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) and the various other contractors that have made this day possible. None of us could have done it on our own; today is a true testament to the enduring partnership between the U.S. Navy and our shipbuilder partners."

Nearly 500 spaces were completed by
Lincoln's crew and their NNS counterparts. Work in most spaces included updating electrical and mechanical equipment, replacing furniture and decks, painting, and readying the ship for another 25 years of service to the fleet. In addition to some Sailors moving aboard, special opening ceremonies were held for the ship's store, barbershop, Morale, Welfare and Recreation spaces, post office, and cardio gym.

"It is all about taking back our spaces and getting back to work as if we were at sea again," said Ship's Serviceman Seaman Temarcus Jones, who provided the barbershop's first haircut to the command master chief. "I am looking forward to Sailors coming in for a trim and the getting closer to the normal living and working routine aboard the ship." Ravelo added that CMA event is the most visible signal that
Lincoln is coming back to life and ready to provide for its Sailors.

"The ability to berth and mess the crew means we're one step closer to getting underway in order to meet operational commitments," he said. "For many of my Sailors, the ability to live aboard a Navy warship is an experience that is both new and exciting. This is why they joined the Navy -- to be a part of this crew, live aboard this ship at sea, and bring sustained combat power from the sea wherever it might be needed"” (Ref. Story Number:
NNS160229-09 - Release Date: 2/29/2016 12:30:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist Ashley Raine Northen, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)).

 

Crew of Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Starts to Move Back Onboard Ahead of RCOH Completion Later This Year

 

“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) began moving back on the ship late last week opening galley and berthing areas for use of sailors onboard.


The first phase of crew move aboard comes as the ship is nearing the completion of its $4 billion, four-year-long mid-life
Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) later this year.

 

“The crew move aboard is a major milestone,” said Lincoln’s Command Master Chief Lee Salas said in the statement.


“Today, we are opening up our berthing spaces and galley and officially returning home. We still have a long way to go, but now we are coming down the home stretch toward delivering this warship to the fleet this fall.”

 

The RCOH started in early 2013 – six weeks late – amidst an intense debate on funding restrictions as the result of sequestration restrictions from the Budget Control Act of 2011.

 

When Lincoln completes its overhaul, USS George Washington (CVN-73) will start its own RCOH later this fall.

 

“I’m immensely proud of the hard work our Sailors have put into getting us to this point. I’m also proud of our teammates from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) and the various other contractors that have made this day possible,” said Lincoln skipper Capt. Ronald Ravelo.


“None of us could have done it on our own; today is a true testament to the enduring partnership between the U.S. Navy and our shipbuilder partners”” (Ref. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS), General Dynamics, By:
Sam LaGrone - February 29, 2016 6:09 PM).

 

Lincoln Sailors Save Money, Time Using Gold Disk Program

 

As reported on 7 March 2016, “Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) use the Navy's 2M (Micro/Miniature) Repair and Gold Disk program to save the Navy a significant amount of money. The Navy developed the Gold Disk Program to save money and time by reducing costs and turnaround time for repairs. "Using the Gold Disk program instead of sending circuit cards out to be replaced, this past fiscal year we have saved roughly $241,000," said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anton Vasylyuk, assigned to Lincoln's 2M Electronics Division. "It's also saved a lot of time, which is imperative when we're looking at so many deadlines in refueling complex overhaul." A gold disk is a computer compact disk that has trouble shooting routines for thousands of circuit cards the Navy uses for many different electronic components, for example, radars, aircraft parts, Close-in Weapons System (CIWS) or other weapons firing systems. "Gold Disc streamlines the process of troubleshooting problems we may have with circuit cards," said Chief Electronics Technician Brian Achilles. "Instead of waiting months at a time for one to come back from repair, our Sailors work on them themselves, testing the signatures of each card to make sure they are in working order"” (Ref. Story Number: NNS160307-19 - Release Date: 3/7/2016 4:26:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Ferrone, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Public Affairs, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS)).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) activities at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN).

(1 January to 31 December 2016)

Chapter V

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

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

 

A Sailors Tale of His Tour of Duty in the U. S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983) Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw

(24 April 1980)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to 2016)

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I

(10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

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 25 August 1981)

 

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

25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

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. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

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. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I (27 December 1982 to 6 May 2003)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. I  (27 December 1982 to

6 May 2003)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-73794-7

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. II (7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. II

(7 May 2003 to 13 January 2010)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-74027-5

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History Vol. III (14 January 2010 to 31 December 2012)

 

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History Vol. III

(14 January 2010 to

31 December 2012)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-74145-6

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) History of Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)  (1 January 2013 to 2017)

 

USS Abraham Lincoln

(CVN-72) History of

Refueling and Complex

Overhaul (RCOH)

(1 January 2013 to 2017

Sea Trials) Volume IV

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-74587-4

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25041-5

Library of Congress

(Book Version)

2008901619

 

ENERGY QUEST AND U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOYMENT HISTORY INVESTMENT CAPITAL REQUIRED TO PUBLISH 55 EIGHTH HUNNDRED PAGE BOOKS AND EBOOKS (48 Navy Books)

 

ENERGY QUEST AND U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOY. HISTORY INVESTMENT CAPITAL REQUIRED TO PUBLISH 55 EIGHTH HUNNDRED PAGE BOOKS, EBOOKS & CD’s (48 Navy Books)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

To Be Announced

EBook - ISBN No.

978-1-365-26038-4