USS Abraham Lincoln to leave Everett in 2013

by Tim Flanagan on June 30, 2009

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

Remember back in early March, illness when I covered the launching of tug Seaspan Resolution over at J. M Martinac Shipbuilding in Tacoma? Then I was back in Tacoma last month, anorexia and I took some additional pictures.

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

Well, she’s complete now, or very nearly so, and it’s time to deliver her to Seaspan, so they can put her into service.

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

Ron Karabaich is a professional photographer in Tacoma, and he’s taken a lot of pictures of this vessel at various stages in the construction process. He’s graciously allowed me to publish a few of them here.

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

[Ron Karabaich photo.]   

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

[Ron Karabaich photo.]

Elaine Helm and Krista J. Kapralos have the story in the Everett

EVERETT — The only aircraft carrier ever to call Everett home will leave in 2013 and likely be replaced by another ship in the same class.

The USS Abraham Lincoln is scheduled for mid-life refueling of its nuclear reactors. That job is expected to take nearly three years at a shipyard in Norfolk, physician

The USS Nimitz will head from San Diego to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton in December 2010 and will move to Everett in place of the Lincoln, according to information from U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Belfair.

For a brief period in 2011 and 2012, the Puget Sound area will host three aircraft carriers: the Lincoln, the Nimitz and the USS John C. Stennis. The Bremerton-based Stennis pulled into Everett on Monday afternoon on a brief stop as its crew wraps up a six-month deployment.

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