Time lapse: The USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in dry dock

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By:  for WTKR

The USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at Newport News Shipyard this week for its four-year midlife refueling and complex overhaul.

Budget uncertainty from the sequester had caused a six-week delay in the carrier’s arrival as the Navy waited to see if Congress would approve enough money to cover the work.

The Navy’s fifth Nimitz-class carrier will have its nuclear reactors refueled as well as extensive modernization work to more than 2,300 compartments, 600 tanks and hundreds of systems.