Guided-missile destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) arrives at Naval Station Newport on Sept. 8, 2016. US Navy Photo
USNI News: Next-Generation Destroyer Zumwalt Sidelined for Repairs After Engineering Casualty
This post has been updated to correct the spelling of the second Zumwalt class guided missile destroyer. The correct spelling is Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001).
Less than a month ahead of its commissioning, the Navy’s next-generation destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) suffered an engineering casualty that could take up to two weeks to repair, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday.
The ship’s crew – currently pier side at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. – found the fault in the ship’s engineering plant on Sept. 19 ahead of at-sea tests. Zumwalt is now undergoing repairs that may take anywhere from 10 days to two weeks.
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WNU Editor: I love how the US Navy explains this .... the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has suffered an "engineering casualty".
More News On The U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer Suffering A Breakdown
Crew discovers leak on Navy's newest, most advanced destroyer while in Norfolk -- Virginia Pilot
Navy's Newest Destroyer to Remain in Virginia for Repairs -- AP
Zumwalt down for repairs at Norfolk -- Daily Press
USS Zumwalt Suffers Engineering Casualty -- The Maritime Executive
USS Zumwalt laid up for repairs before commissioning -- New Atlas