The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that it accepted delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor from Bath Iron Works, Maine, meaning the ship is officially U.S. Navy property.
Like Zumwalt, the ships is delivered from a hull, mechanical and electrical standpoint. Both ships still need combat systems installations. Zumwalt is expected to complete her combat systems activation in the coming months, while it will likely be 2020 until Monsoor has its combat system activated, according to a schedule obtained by Defense News.
Still, getting the ship out of Bath is a big step for the Navy and the builder.