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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:19 AM
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DDG 1000 program will end at two ships


Instead of more DDG 1000s, the Navy will continue to build more Arleigh Burke-class DDG 51 destroyers, construction of which had been slated to end in 2012.


DDG 1000 program will end at two ships
By Christopher P. Cavas - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Jul 23, 2008 7:04:43 EDT

The once-vaunted Zumwalt-class DDG 1000 advanced destroyer program projected in the late 1990s to produce 32 new ships and subsequently downscaled to a seven-ship class will instead turn out only two ships, according to highly-placed sources in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill.

Instead of more 1000s, the Navy will continue to build more Arleigh Burke-class DDG 51 destroyers, construction of which had been slated to end in 2012.

Top Navy and Pentagon brass met Tuesday to make the decision, which means the service will ask Congress to drop the request for the third ship in the 2009 defense budget and forego plans to ask for the remaining four ships.

Each of the two ships now under contract will be built, according to the new decision. That means the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine will build the Zumwalt, DDG 1000, and Northrop Grummans Ingalls yard in Pascagoula, Miss., will construct the yet-to-be-named DDG 1001.

According to sources, the Navy also considered canceling the second DDG 1000 and building just one, but potentially high cancellation costs led to the decision to keep the ship.


Rest of article at: http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/07/defense_ddg1000_0... /



uhc comment: At $5,000,000,000+ a pop, we will have $10,000,000,000+ worth of new destroyers. Of course the Navy is still trying to figure out what skills the 40 sailors who man the vessel need.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:46 AM
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1. What a fugly POS. Now, you want to see a thing of beauty:


http://www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/ffg5

THAT was a ship, my friend. :patriot:
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jimmil Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:27 AM
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2. I worked at Ingalls many years ago
When the Aegis destroyer and cruiser were being developed. It was really fun work but the pay was low. I remember one of them, don't remember the name, was for Iran but when the Shaw of Iran was overthrown we had to convert it to US specs. They had cattle pens in the hold because there was some Islamic thing that required fresh meat could only be eaten. Other really cool things, they made the super structure in one piece and the hull in three pieces. They would join the hulls and then lift the structure onto it. To fix the super structure to the hull they had something like det cord or plastic explosive that they put around it and set it off. It welded the structure to the hull instantly. Pretty neat stuff. We experimented some with bleed air from the turbines. What it was supposed to do is hide the hull from sonar but what it really did was cause the ship to go unstable,
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Angleae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 11:46 PM
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3. That was probably the Kidd-Class
Edited on Fri Jul-25-08 11:56 PM by Angleae
Although she was not an AEGIS class

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/ddg-993.htm
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