In October, 2013, the first of three new-generation stealth destroyers for the U.S. Navy, the Zumwalt (DDG 1000), was launched at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Here’s a great timelapse video showing DDG 1000′s transition from dry dock to float-off on the Kennebec River:
USS Zumwalt is the first of the DDG-1000 class of destroyers of US Navy. It is longer, faster and carries state-of-the-art weapons that will allow it to destroy targets at more than 60 miles away, according to the Navy.
Much of the ship’s superstructure is wrapped in a huge canopy made of lightweight carbon fiber composite. When its begins missions, the Zumwalt will be the largest stealth ship in the Navy.
Source : CNN
Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and entrepreneur. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.
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