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...]

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...]

8 Interesting Facts About DDG1000 – US Navy’s Ship From The Future

By Katie Lange - The US Navy’s newest technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is the talk of the town throughout the Defense Department. It’s the first ship to be commissioned in the DDG 1000 class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and shore dominance.  I was lucky enough to get a tour of the ship right … [Read more...]