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Navy’s Newest Destroyer Set To Arrive In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Navy’s newest destroyer is coming to Baltimore.

The guided-missile destroyer Zumwalt is scheduled to arrive on Friday.

The destroyer’s commissioning ceremony is set for Oct. 15 during the inaugural Maryland Fleet Week.

The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature. It cost more than $4.4 billion. It’s the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy.

It is named after the late Adm. Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt, who earned the Bronze Star in World War II and commanded small boats that patrolled the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. He became the youngest chief of naval operations and earned a reputation as a reformer.

The Zumwalt’s home port will be in San Diego.

 

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