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Zumwalt Christened
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:30:40 AM »
Christened, to be fleet-ready FY 2-016.  There is a lot to like about the ship...



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-navy-christens-huge-3-billion-destroyer-ship-uss-zumwalt-that-appears-as-a-fishing-boat-on-enemy-radar-9257304.html

...aside the $3B price tag and the naming after a "reformer"...   ::)  ...

I would have preferred recycling either Farragut or Fletcher than this, but, I'm not in the TPTB club...

And we'll see if two more of these budget-eaters actually get built...
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Re: Zumwalt Christened
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 07:45:30 AM »
Probably can merge this thread with this one...

http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php?topic=11586.msg131054#msg131054
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Re: Zumwalt Christened
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 07:50:00 AM »
And to update the great experiment...

Leaving Bath for the last time, headed to Commissioning and works ups prior to maiden deployment...

It's first Captain is (da da daa daaa!) James Kirk.

Seriously, check it out!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nations-largest-destroyer-sets-sail-join-us-navy-205205893.html

Can't afford many of these...maybe it will be the last ship, eh?
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