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Old 9th December 2015, 15:45
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Zumwalt on sea trials

Yesterday the Daily Telegraph had an amazing photo of the US Destroyer Zumwalt heading out on her first sea trials. It is easy to understand why the US Navy eventually decided that they would not receive a budget for a fleet of these monsters.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...?frame=3520650

You may need to click on picture 19 in the frame at the head of the Telegraph Screen
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Old 9th December 2015, 16:28
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Fred, There are further pictures and video of the sea-trials on GCaptain at http://gcaptain.com/video-first-foot.../#.VmhVjfmDGko . I have seen a number of recent reports/blogs raising concerns about the seaworthyness of this design! Any thoughts? Chris
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Old 9th December 2015, 20:50
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Wow bears little resemblance to naval ships as I remember them.
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Old 10th December 2015, 17:31
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As Zumwalt is expected to cost $4.4 billion I assume that full seakeeping model tank tests were carried out before construction began.
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See here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...l-RAILGUN.html
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No on-deck bronzy-bronzy (sunbathing) on that ship, but she is equipped with tanning beds. Old Admiral Zumwalt would be mighty proud of her.
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I think it's a fantastic ship.

Showed the picture to my wife and she said..." It's very 'swish'......and so easy to keep clean"!!!

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