USS Thomas Hudner passes acceptance trials


US Navy's future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) has returned to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works after successfully completing acceptance trials off the coast of Maine.

The US Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations while pier side and under way.

Following delivery, DDG 116 will be the 36th Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer to be delivered by BIW.

Flying three brooms upon her return, the ship's navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion applications were tested to validate performance.

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