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DDG 1001 leaves shipyard for commissioning

12 November 2018
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The guided-missile destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine, on 9 November to be commissioned on the US West Coast.

The destroyer is en route to California where it is scheduled to be commissioned in Coronado on 26 January 2019. After that, the ship is scheduled to start its post-delivery availability and combat systems activation, as well as testing and trials.

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the first of the class, has been on the US West Coast for about a year and is being tested and refitted for a new sea-attack role.

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