The second guided-missile destroyer, the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) suffered an electrical failure during its first sea trials. Unlike the DDG-1000 Zumwalt’s engineering casualty suffered in November of 2016, the Monsoor was able to limp home under its own power. Repairs are not expected to delay ship delivery in March 2018.
The second stealthy destroyer being built for the U.S. Navy cut short its first sea trials because an equipment failure prevented testing of propulsion and electrical systems under full power, officials said Friday.
The problem during builder trials was discovered Tuesday, a day after the future USS Michael Monsoor left Bath Iron Works, the Navy said.
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