Lincoln Carrier Tour July 2004      (Reposted 6/23/13)


Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Doug is on the right, leading the group to the Lincoln.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. The ship looks very large as we approach more closely.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   Sam & Bertha are at the rear of the group. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Our tour starts up the gangway.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Going aboard.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Fran arrives at the carrier deck. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Lot of doorways in long ship.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A tall person should watch his head and feet passing through these doors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A status board display....Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Doug leans on a monitor cabinet, and the duty crew watches the tour group. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   A few of our neighbors on the ship tour.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A few of our neighbors on the ship tour.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A few of our neighbors on the ship tour.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A control room with active displays. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Lots of electronics on this vessel.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   We ghet a sense of space when we go outside on the deck.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Eye-balling the sights around the ship...Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Defining the language symbols. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. Stacked control tower.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  We paused at many points to get explanations of what happens here.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Possession Sound is the name of the waters at Everett, WA.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. A support ship berthed next to the Lincoln. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   A cavernous doorway to an outside elevator for transferring aircraft to and from the flightdeck.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Doug answers questions from our neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Doug has Fran at his side and is pointing out features of the ship during the walk on the flight deck.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Doug talks to te group, and that tilted up wall behind is a jet deflector to prevent the blast from full-throttled jets from blowing the ground crew away! Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Fran likes to be up front!Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  The deck looks quite spacious, unless you are a pilot trying to land!Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   Wow, what a concentration of command/control in that stack.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  This is a comfortable place to be stationed, especially in summertime. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. This is a comfortable place to be stationed, especially in summertime.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  This is a comfortable place to be stationed, especially in summertimeDoug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  The Horner family.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Fran checks the hold-downs. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Kerty Horner tries out as a driver.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. Fran tries the command seat....Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   Is this the wheel house? Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   Doug talks in the crowded ship's control room.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  With this perspective, I would guess it can be hard to park this boat.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   As the tour goes along, the complicated technolgy talk starts making us tired (grin).Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Navigation display gear.... Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  I can see why a leash is a good idea.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Fran makes a friend of a sailor!Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  I used that Providence hospital on the left horizon 3 years ago for heart artery bypass surgery... wonderful results too!Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Downtown Everett is next to the Navy Base. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A view to the north shows lots of pleasure boats on the sound today.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A pause in the walk around is welcome.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  A sentry maybe?Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.   The south part of downtown Everett, WA. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Possession Sound, with lots of pleasure boats out for a spin.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Our closest neighbors, Sam & Bertha Holeman....  good friends.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Back on dry land after our ship toour.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  We will always remeber #72 = Abraham Lincoln. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Departure time after a great ship tour.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  We could almost use a shuttle bus to get back to our cars after walking about two hours aboard the ship.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  The ship superstructure would remind you of castle battlements.Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors. A last moment exchange of comments. Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear aircraft carrier based at Everett, WA on July 2004 to a group of his neighbors.  Almost back to our cars at the end of the tour...thanks to Doug Roulstone for sharing his wisdom of naughtical technology.


This is a set of pictures taken on July 11, 2004 when our neighbor Doug Roulstone  conducted a tour of the Lincoln Aircraft Carrier  which was based in nearby Everett, WA for a group of our neighbors.

Thanks are due to Doug for a very thorough  tour of the ship and explanations of  the intricate workings on that vessel.  

Only today did I see a video that showed  Doug Roulstone during his service as Captain of the Stennis Aircraft Carrier, another nuclear powered ship similar to the Lincoln.  


Take a look:    http://www.dump.com/2011/04/16/one-us-aircraft-carrier-has-a-more-powerful-air-force-than-70-of-all-countries


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