Ship Photos of the Day – U.S. Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer DDG 1000 Heads to Sea

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KENNEBEC RIVER, MAINE (Dec. 7, 2015) The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials on the Kennebeck River. U.S. Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s new stealth warship DDG 1000 headed down the Kennebec River and out to sea for the time Monday for a series of sea trials.

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is the lead ship in the new Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers being built for the U.S. Navy. The Navy says the multi-mission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces.

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has been selected as lead designer and builder for the Zumwalt program and there are three ships planned.

KENNEBEC RIVER (Dec. 7, 2015) The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials on the Kennebeck River. U.S. Navy Photo
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151207-N-ZZ999-001 KENNEBEC RIVER (Dec. 7, 2015) The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials on the Kennebeck River. The multimission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. (U.S. Navy photo /Released)
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