US Navy to christen DDG 1002
The US Navy is set to christen its newest Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon B Johnson (DDG 1002), at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, on 27 April.
Zumwalt-class vessels are 610ft long and have a beam of 80.7ft with a displacement of almost 16,000t. The vessels can archive a maximum speed of 30kt.
Zumwalt-class destroyers feature an advanced electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and are equipped with advanced weaponry. These ships will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control and C2 missions while allowing the navy to evolve with new systems and missions.
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