Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson leaves Bath Iron Works

According to a tweet published by Generals Dynamics on January 12, 2021, the future Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW).
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson (Picture source: Bath Iron Works)

The Zumwalt-class destroyer is a class of three United States Navy guided-missile destroyers designed as multi-mission stealth ships with a focus on land attacks.

It is a multi-role class that was designed for secondary roles of surface warfare and anti-aircraft warfare and was originally designed with a primary role of naval gunfire support.

The ship has a length of 182.9 m, a beam of 80.7 m, and a draft of 27.6 m. The ship has a crew of 175 sailors including 147 sailors to operate the ship, plus 28 people for the aviation detachment.

The DDG 1002 is armed with 20 MK 57 VLS (Vertical launching System) modules, with 4 vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total. Each cell can hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles.

The ship can launch Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) surface-to-air missiles, Tactical Tomahawk Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC) cruise missiles. The ship is also armed with two 155 mm Advanced Gun Systems and two Mk 46 Mod 2 Gun Weapon Systems.

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