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Old 10-12-2015, 14:26   #1
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Photo of the US Navy's brand new stealth Destroyer, USS Zumwalt as it steamed in Portland Harbor this afternoon. This thing is massive! What a sight to behold. God Bless the US Navy and all her sons and daughters. Semper Fi.


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You should said something before said it!I wish you could have said something yesterday, so I could have ridden up to see it!!!? What! Was She built up at Bath?
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Unfortunately her itinerary is a closely guarded secret.
Yes she set sail from Bath yesterday. Google "Portland Press Herald" and you'll see some photos of her coming down the Kennebec River.
The photos do not prepare you for the massive size in person.
She's in the harbor as I write this. Drove over to see her after work. Too dark for photos though.


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We sailed up the Kennebec back in August, right past her and some of her siblings, on our way through the Hell Gates and on to Boothbay. I would love to see one of these monsters going down the Kennebec -- it's very narrow in spots, and bendy, but quite deep. Still, I have a lot of trouble imagining a 600-foot destroyer coming through those tight bends.
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COOL!

Operational concerns, growing costs and fleet makeup led the Navy to truncate the 32-ship program to three ships. With only three ships, the class of destroyers could become something of a technology demonstration project

US Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer begins sea trials

US stealth destroyer Zumwalt underway for sea trial | euronews, world news
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Here's a link to the Press Herald's slideshow of 25 big photos. Lots of good shots.

Sleek, futuristic warship built at BIW is cheered as it heads to sea - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
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