BAE Systems will perform post-construction enhancements and install new combat systems for the U.S. Navy's newest warships. Photo by BAE Systems.
Defense News: Zumwalt Breaks Down, Gets Tow in Panama Canal
WASHINGTON -- The new, high-tech destroyer Zumwalt suffered an engineering casualty Monday evening while passing through the Panama Canal and had to be towed to a berth, the US Navy said.
The US 3rd Fleet in San Diego was able to provide only a few details late Monday evening, but early reports indicated the problems stemmed from an issue with heat exchangers in the ship’s integrated power plant, which provides electrical power to both the propulsion plant and sensors, weapons and ship’s services.
Third Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Ryan Perry issued a statement late Monday:
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