Carrier Strike Group Nine - Homeport & Flagship Change-over

Homeport & Flagship Change-over

On 9 December 2010, the U.S. Navy officially announced that Abraham Lincoln will undergo its scheduled four-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard in Virginia during Summer 2012, with the RCOH slated to begin in 2013. On 1 August 2011, the U.S. Navy announced that Carrier Strike Group Nine will change its permanent duty station from Naval Station Everett to Naval Base San Diego effective 14 December 2012. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) will be re-assigned as the flagship for Carrier Strike Group Nine following the de-activation of Carrier Strike Group Seven. Abraham Lincoln shifted its homeport from Everett, Washington, to Newport News, Virginia, for its Refueling and Complex Overhaul scheduled to begin in August 2012. On 10 January 2012, Ronald Reagan sailed into Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for its 12-month, $218 million (USD) docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) overhaul.

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