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US Navy accepts Stealth Destroyer Zumwalt 21 May, 2016

US Shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works formally delivered the stealth destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) to the US Navy. It is now officially called USS 1000 .  Concept and design work has been taking place on the Zumwalt class since the late 1990s, when it was known as the Land Attack Destroyer variant of the Surface Combatant 21 (SC 21) program.

A construction contract was awarded for the Zumwalt in Feb. 2008, when the ship was expected to be delivered in July 2014. The Zumwalt first went to sea in December 2015 for Alpha trials, a series of tests run by the shipbuilder to test the ship’s HM&E components. Two more Zumwalt-class ships, the Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), are under construction at Bath.

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