About the Ship

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN was the fifth and final GEORGE WASHINGTON – class nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. The ABRAHAM LINCOLN was built using components initially assembled for a SKIPJACK – class nuclear attack submarine. ABRAHAM LINCOLN completed her last patrol in October 1979 and arrived at Bangor, Wash., on October 30, 1979, to commence offloading her missiles before beginning inactivation overhaul. Preparations for her retirement continued through 1980 and into 1981. On Februa2016-07-22 11.55.39ry 28, 1981, the ABRAHAM LINCOLN was decommissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. Her name was struck from the Navy list on December 1, 1982, and the submarine spend the following years berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard awaiting her turn in the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program. Recycling of the ABRAHAM LINCOLN was finished on May 10, 1994.


General Characteristics: Awarded: July 30, 1958
Keel laid: November 1, 1958
Launched: May 14, 1960
Commissioned: March 11, 1961
Decommissioned: February 28, 1981
Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH.
Propulsion system: one S5W nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 381.6 feet (116.3 meters)
Beam: 33.1 feet (10.1 meters)
Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 6,700 tons submerged
Speed: Surfaced: 15 knots, Submerged: 20 knots
Armament: 16 vertical tubes for Polaris missiles, six 21″ torpedo tubes
Crew: 12 Officers and 128 Enlisted (two crews)

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