A Navy rendering of the longer term destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson, the final of the three-ship Zumwalt class of stealth destroyers. (U.S. Navy)
Navy Occasions: The US Navy’s final stealth destroyer is within the water
WASHINGTON — Tub Iron Works has launched the U.S. Navy’s third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer amid a debate over the way forward for the ship, which fell sufferer to its monumental price ticket and altering necessities.
The long run destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson was launched Dec. 9 at Common Dynamics-Tub Iron Works, Maine, which occurs when the dry-dock on which the ship rests is flooded till the ship is floating.
The Johnson will likely be completely different from its sister ships, the Monsoor and Zumwalt, primarily due to its metal deckhouse as an alternative of the composite materials used on the opposite ships. The transfer was meant to economize.
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WNU Editor: These destroyers could also be mothballed …. The destroyer Zumwalt’s massive weapons haven’t any ammo, and the Navy might ditch them fully as a result of they do not even work proper (Enterprise Insider).
Extra Information On The Launching Of The U.S. Navy’s Third And Last Zumwalt-Class Stealth Destroyer
Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Floated in Dry Dock — US Information and World Report
Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson launched in Maine — UPI
Second Zumwalt Destroyer Arrives in San Diego; Third Launches in Maine — USNI
Third and Last Zumwalt-Class Stealth Destroyer Launches at Ships’ Destiny Stays Undetermined — Fashionable Mechanics
US Navy launches third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer — New Atlas
Tub Iron Works Launches Final Zumwalt-Class Destroyer — Maritime Govt
US Launches Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer — The Diplomat