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Last of new class of Navy warships departs BIW shipyard

The U.S. Navy has described the USS Lyndon B. Johnson and the two others in its class as the largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyers in its history
Credit: AP
Spectators watch the USS Lyndon B. Johnson travels down the Kennebec River on its way to sea, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Phippsburg, Maine. The warship was the third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the Navy at Bath Iron Works. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

BATH, Maine — The last of a new class of warships departed a Maine shipyard Wednesday.

The USS Lyndon B. Johnson was constructed at Bath Iron Works and is the last in a class of three ships the U.S. Navy has described as the largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyers in its history.

The ship previously left for sea trials in late August. That was the first time it made it to the Atlantic Ocean.

The ship left for the trials 113 years to the day after Johnson was born. It was christened in 2019.

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