Abraham Lincoln, widely considered the greatest-ever US president, was born on February 12, 1809, and of the many ways he shaped the modern world, the most lethal may be the 100,000 ton aircraft carrier he lends his name to.
US Nimitz-class aircraft carriers are some of the biggest Navy ships ever built, but they’re surprisingly fast and agile as is evident by this footage of the USS Abraham Lincoln basically doing donuts in the open ocean.
But they’re anything but hulking behemoths. These titans can do almost 35 miles per hour at full steam thanks to their nuclear power plants.
Because aircraft carriers are such high-value targets, they have to be able to make tight turns to avoid collisions or enemy torpedoes, though their strike groups would likely fend off any threat to approach them.
Watch the USS Abraham Lincoln swerve across the high seas below: