USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Commissioning and Reunion Memorabilia, 1989-1999 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection consists of photographs and ephemera from the 1989 commissioning and the 1999 reunion of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) United States Navy aircraft carrier.
The USS Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy's fifth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched in 1988. The ship is a member of the United States Pacific Fleet, and its home port is in San Diego, California.
This collection contains photographs and ephemera from the commission and reunion of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a United States Navy aircraft carrier. Included in the collection is programs, photographs, patches, pins, mementos, and a "plank owner" plaque presented to Kyle Robeson of Champaign, Illinois.
Kyle Robeson donated the collection to the University of Illinois Naval ROTC. It was transferred to the Library in 2015.