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Zumwalt Destroyer Leaves Yard for First Set of Sea Trials – USNI News

Zumwalt Destroyer Leaves Yard for First Set of Sea Trials – USNI News

On Monday morning, the first-in-class Zumwalt-class destroyer left its pier at General Dynamics Bath Iron Work, headed down Maine’s Kennebec River bound for the Atlantic Ocean and its first taste of saltwater.

The 16,000-ton Zumwalt (DDG-1000) departed the yard for its first set of open ocean trials — years after the ship began construction in 2008 and after several production delays.

Source: Zumwalt Destroyer Leaves Yard for First Set of Sea Trials – USNI News