The USS Abraham Lincoln CVN72 is finally back underway with a four day sea trial after finishing a major overhaul at the Newport News Shipyards. This marks the first time in over four years the ship has been out in open waters.

The sea trials are planned to test many of the ship’s systems as well as conduct training exercises and qualifications to make sure it is ready to rejoin the Fleet.

We are looking forward to taking the ship out on the open water where we belong,” said Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, Lincoln’s executive officer. “I am honored to serve with our crew. This dedicated and impressive group put an incredible amount of work into revitalizing this ship. We are grateful for their efforts and to our partners at Newport News Shipbuilding, and eagerly anticipate completing successful sea trials and returning to the fleet ready for tasking later this year.”