Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Heading to Ingalls for Completion

On Wednesday, January 12, the final ship in the Zumwalt class, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. Last November, the Navy formally accepted completion of production and test activity from BIW for DDG 1002. The Navy’s acceptance of Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) completion followed extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s…

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Future USS Quentin Walsh Marks Start of Fabrication

The Navy and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) marked the start of fabrication for the future USS Quentin Walsh (DDG 132) with a ceremony at BIW’s Structural Fabrication Facility in East Brunswick, Maine, November 16th. DDG 132 will be a DDG 51 Flight III destroyer centered on the AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar and will incorporate upgrades to…

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Future USS Daniel Inouye Leaves Bath Iron Works for Pearl Harbor

The Navy’s newest destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard, Oct. 4. The ship is en route to her homeport, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for its scheduled commissioning in December. “Following delivery to the Navy in March 2021, the entire team has continued to prepare DDG 118 for this important readiness…

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Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) Conducts Builder’s Trials

The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) returned to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works September 1st following Builder’s Trials. Lyndon B. Johnson is the third in the Zumwalt class of destroyers. “During the five-day trial, the BIW-Industry-Navy team successfully demonstrated the operational capabilities of all hull, mechanical and electrical systems,” said Edward Kenyon, BIW Program Manager. “Throughout the trial,…

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Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Conducts Builder’s Trials

Septemmber 1, 2021 – The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) recently conducted Builder’s Trials. Builder’s Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and the U.S. Navy to assess the ship’s systems. “Trials provide an opportunity for the Navy and industry team to test the capability and…

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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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