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February 5, 1995 | Associated Press
In one of the strangest postponements in the 144-year history of America's Cup competition, organizers stopped the countdown to the start of a race on the challenger course Saturday when the 94,000-ton Abraham Lincoln made a surprise entry from a heavy sea fog onto the race course. The Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that had been involved in training exercises off San Clemente Island, was looking for a clearing in the fog to air-lift passengers to San Diego.
July 7, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan was just a few minutes from returning home Thursday after its first overseas deployment and Pat Stackpole was having trouble restraining her tears. Stackpole and eight relatives had come from New York to stand on the pier at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado and await the big ship's arrival. The Reagan -- 1,095-feet-long, with 4 1/2 acres of flight deck -- left Jan.
October 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to let the Navy station a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in Japan for the first time, American officials said. Though U.S. troops have been based in Japan since the end of World War II, the Japanese public has long been wary of a U.S. nuclear presence because of concerns about possible radiation leaks. The decision comes 60 years after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the close of the war.
October 20, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK
Our aircraft circled lazily above the Pacific Ocean off the starboard side of the carrier Nimitz. Once it was cleared for landing, the two engines came alive and the plane carrying 26 passengers and cargo lurched forward. The aircraft jerked into a hard left turn as it prepared for the final approach to the small deck below.
March 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
All that is left for No. 2 St. Joseph's is a perfect finish. Jameer Nelson scored 25 points and Chet Stachitas added a career-best 16 on Tuesday night, leading the Hawks to an 82-50 victory over St. Bonaventure at Philadelphia. Only the Atlantic 10 tournament stands in the way of a perfect regular season for St. Joseph's, 27-0 overall and 16-0 in the Atlantic 10. The NCAA considers conference tournaments part of the regular season. The conference tournament starts next week.
March 12, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
As the aircraft carrier Boxer cruised eight miles off Orange County's shores Monday, Frank Clendenen pondered the ship's immense size and awesome defensive capability. "I'm real proud of it," said Clendenen, 86, a board member of the Newport Beach Navy League. "This is something we rarely get a chance to see--what our ships can do."
May 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Navy is investigating how a man was able to sneak aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in port in Portsmouth, England. On April 9, the man made it past British and American security, then apparently onto a boat transporting people to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman. British media identified the man as Abdoul Masmoud Yessoufou, 37, from the Isle of Wight. He was detained by members of the carrier's security force and placed in British custody, said Lt.
November 22, 2001 | Associated Press
Thanksgiving events kicked off on this aircraft carrier early this morning with Miami Dolphins cheerleaders dancing and singing before hundreds of enthusiastic crew members enjoying a rare break from the war. Some of the naval personnel deployed in the northern Arabian Sea stood on airplane wings to get a better view of the seven women dancers waving pompoms to the tunes of James Brown's "Living in America."
November 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Navy is coming to the rescue of one of its mightiest veterans, joining the operation to free the World War II aircraft carrier Intrepid from deep Hudson River mud that has blocked efforts to move the ship to a dry dock for renovation. The ship, which serves as the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, was moved only a few feet before its 16-foot propellers snagged in the sediment. The Navy will provide salvage support at a cost of about $3 million.
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