I served three years on the USS Hornet CVS-12 working in the Navigation Dept. up on the bridge. Built in 1943, decommissioned 1970. 46,000 ton 842 ft. long. Top emergency speed 32 knots. We also did these extreme maneuvers, and they were impressive. I thought then. Fast forward about 40 years.. I was invited on board the 97,000 ton, 1,092 foot long USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 as a guest of the CO. We sailed from San Diego to Everette WA. on a four day test, sea trial and qualification run which included everything you see in this video plus several high speed runs, emergency stops and reverse running. For this old carrier sailor the only words that can explain what I experienced "stunning performance". And when they quote speed statistics as 32+ knots? Try adding about 10 Knots to that. We had a perfectly smooth sea off Oregon as we were heading north and performing one of the speed runs. There was a container ship ahead on the horizon off our port bow also going north. I don't recall exactly how long it took, but we passed from horizon ahead to horizon astern as if it was parked. Often wondered what that ship's captain was thinking. I served on both the pre-commissioning units for USS Nimitz (73-75) and USS Eisenhower (75-79) and went through these types of rudder testing. Did the high speed turns for hours and this video is toward the end of the testing. The testing started out with smaller turns and progressed to the larger turns.that is seen on the video. It made an interesting day in the sea trials.