GD BIW launches DDG 1000

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GD BIW launches DDG 1000

October 30, 2013—General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer October 28 at its Bath, ME, shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) went from Bath Iron Works’ land-level construction facility to a floating dry dock on Friday. Once loaded into the dry dock, the dock was flooded and the ship was removed from its specially designed cradle. By late Monday, the dock had been flooded and the ship was floated off and tied to a pier on the Kennebec River.

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