USS Carl Vinson — the ship that carried Bin Laden's dead body in burial at sea — docks in Manila

The United States nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which carried the corpse of Al Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden when he was buried at sea earlier this month, docked in Manila last Saturday.

USS Carl Vinson
The Philippine government said the goodwill visit was a “part of the normal defense cooperation with the U.S.”

More than 100 Filipino-Americans man the USS Carl Vinson. They paid a “courtesy call” to President Benigno Aquino III who personally visited and addressed them, and had lunch with the ship's Admiral and Captain.

Malacañang unveiled that USS Carl Vinson showed Aquino and his contingent the a take-off and landing of fighter jets it carries.

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia.

Carl Vinson's callsign is “Gold Eagle.”

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