Navy’s Second Zumwalt-Destroyer Completes Acceptance Trials in Maine

The U.S. Navy's second next-generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), has successfully completed acceptance trials off the U.S. northeast this month, the latest milestone in the lead up to the ship's delivery later this year from Bath Iron Works. The U.S. Navy said its Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of … [Read more...]

Bath Iron Works Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s Third and Final Zumwalt Destroyer

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine has laid the keel of the third and final ship in the U.S. Navy's Zumwalt-class of high-tech and high-powered destroyers. The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is named in honor of President Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. President Johnson’s daughters, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – USS Zumwalt Arrives in San Diego

The United States Navy's newest and most technologically advanced destroyer USS Zumwalt arrived at her new homeport in San Diego last Thursday following a three-month journey from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.  Along the way the ship suffered a few hiccups, including an engineering casualty during at sea testing September and a break … [Read more...]

USS Zumwalt Breaks Down in Panama Canal

The U.S. Navy's newest and most high-tech destroyer is stuck in Panama after suffering an engineering casualty during a transit of the Panama Canal.  A U.S. Navy statement obtained by USNI News said the destroyer, USS Zumwalt, was on a southbound transit of the canal on Monday when it suffered the casualty and had to be towed to a berth. Zumwalt is now stopped for … [Read more...]