Crash and Salvage Crane Returns to Lincoln

January 23, 2017 – The crew aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) took a major step forward in its transition from Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) to redelivery to the fleet by welcoming the return of its aircraft crash and salvage crane on the flight deck, Jan. 19. The evolution was a joint effort between Lincoln’s air department and aircraft intermediate maintenance department. “[The cranes] presence on the flight deck symbolizes the transition from a yard ship to a war ship,” said Abraham Lincoln’s Maintenance Officer,…

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