Bangor Daily News: Largest US destroyer to leave Maine, head for weapons testing
BATH, Maine — The future USS Zumwalt and a crew of about 150 sailors will navigate the Kennebec River for the last time Wednesday afternoon as the first-in-class DDG 1000 leaves Bath Iron Works headed for training operations, commissioning in Baltimore and, eventually, a new homeport of San Diego.
At a cost of more than $4 billion, the “stealth” destroyer is the largest ever built by the Navy, at more than 610 feet long and 81 feet across. It boasts a flight deck nearly twice the size of the Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, which the Zumwalt line was designed to replace until cost overruns spurred the Navy to end the line after three vessels.
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