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Repairs Made to New Destroyer Zumwalt

03/02/2016

WASHINGTON --- The technologically-advanced destroyer Zumwalt underwent propulsion repair work in mid-January, the US Navy confirmed Tuesday. 

“The ship's hull was cut above the water line to enable the most effective means of conducting repair work on one of 12 propulsion motor drives,” said Capt. Thurraya Kent, spokesperson for the Navy’s acquisition directorate. 

Kent couldn’t say precisely what the problem was, but she and other officials stressed that hull cuts are relatively routine to gain access to significant internal systems. 

“The work took place in the weeks following initial trials and was done in parallel with the activation of propulsion systems,” Kent added. “The overall impact to the propulsion system was minor.” 

The Zumwalt is in the final stages of fitting out at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The 610-foot-long ship, first of a three-ship class, features an unusual tumblehome hull form to enhance stealth qualities, and is powered by an integrated electrical propulsion system driven by gas turbines and advanced induction motors. 

The ship went to sea for the first time on Dec. 7 to conduct initial builder’s sea trials, and operated along the Maine coast for nearly a week before returning to Bath on Dec. 13. A second round of sea trials was tentatively scheduled for late February, but the Zumwalt has not been back to sea since the first round.

 

 

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(Source: Defense News; published 02.03.2016)

Date: 
03/02/2016
Companies & Organizations: Bath Iron Works | General Dynamics Corp
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