Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124)

On Tuesday, April 6, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124). The U.S. Navy named the ship in honor of Marine Corps Col. Harvey C. Barnum, Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient who attended Tuesday’s ceremony. Col. Barnum served in the Vietnam War and continued to serve his…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Daniel Inouye

March 8, 2021 – The Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, March 8. Delivery of DDG 118 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship successfully conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to…

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Future USS Daniel Inouye Completes Acceptance Trials

February 5, 2021 – The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) successfully completed acceptance trials February 4th after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine. INSURV inspected the ship during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and propulsion…

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Bath Iron Works Begins Fabrication of William Charette (DDG 130)

December 1, 2020 – General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS William Charette (DDG 130) Monday at the Structural Fabrication Facility in East Brunswick. DDG 130 is the 43rd of its class built in Bath and second Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer to start construction at Bath Iron Works. Advancements in radar and…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Union Reach Agreement

August 8, 2020 – General Dynamics announced today that the negotiating teams from Bath Iron Works and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local S6 reached agreement last night on mutually acceptable terms to end the ongoing strike by shipyard workers in Bath, Maine. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service deputy director Rich Giacolone and IAM International President…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Fully Equipped USS Zumwalt

April 24, 2020 – The Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, on April 24. Following this delivery, the ship will transition from Combat Systems Activation to the next phase of developmental and integrated at-sea testing. This event marks a major milestone of the dual delivery approach for…

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Construction Begins on First Flight III Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

March 5, 2020 – Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on Mar. 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine. DDG 126 will be the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built in the Flight III configuration at BIW.…

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