Sea trials begin for US Navy’s final Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer

Photo: Bath Iron Works

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) began conducting sea trials of the US Navy’s third and final Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer on Friday, August 27.

The trials for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson, named in honour of the 36th President of the United States, are being carried out in the Gulf of Maine.

Following its delivery to the navy, the future Lyndon B. Johnson will be homeported in San Diego, California. The eventual departure of the final Zumwalt-class ship will mean BIW will once again focus on building additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for the navy.

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