USS Zumwalt

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New $4.4B Navy Destroyer Breaks Down in Panama Canal

USS Zumwalt had to be towed to port

(Newser) - The Navy's new $4.4 billion "stealth destroyer" USS Zumwalt stealthily broke down in the Panama Canal this week, bumped into the lock walls, and had to be towed to port. The destroyer, which was on its way from Baltimore to San Diego, will now spend time at... More »

Navy Can't Afford Bullets for New Warship's Guns

They top $800K per round

(Newser) - The USS Zumwalt was designed two decades ago, and three Zumwalt-class destroyers have been in the works for years. So how the US Navy missed the fact that it wouldn't be able to afford the ammunition for the Zumwalt's $22.5 billion, 155-millimeter Advanced Gun Systems, specifically designed... More »

Navy's New $3B Ship Looks Like Fishing Boat on Radar

USS Zumwalt christened in Maine

(Newser) - The US Navy's newest destroyer was christened in Maine last Saturday as you'd expect—with Champagne—but the USS Zumwalt strays from the norm from there. The 610-foot-long vessel, the first of a new class of destroyers, features an angular shape (Gary Robbins describes it as "knife-like"... More »

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