This is coolbert:
DDG1000 Zumwalt has not only taken to the water but now has taken to the sea.
Trials underway as we speak.
Good luck and fair winds DDG1000!
"WATCH: First Footage of Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) at Sea"
"The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine on Monday for its first at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Here is some footage of the ship underway."
Additional film footage of the DDG1000 can also be accessed from that Internet web site.
OF GRAVE CONCERN TO SOME PERSONS IS THE TUMBLEHOME DESIGN OF THE DDG1000!
IT IS ALLEGED THAT THIS TUMBLEHOME WILL MAKE THE SHIP INHERENTLY UNSTABLE AND A DANGER TO THE CREW EVEN SANS COMBAT!
"In naval architecture, the tumblehome is the narrowing of a ship's hull with greater distance above the water-line. Expressed more technically, it is present when the beam at the uppermost deck is less than the maximum beam of the vessel."
TUMBLEHOME NOTHING NEW!
"Tumblehome was common on wooden warships for centuries. In the era of oared combat ships it was quite common, placing the oar ports as far abeam as possible. This also made it more difficult to board by force, as the ships would come to contact at their widest points, with the decks some distance apart. The narrowing of the hull above this point made the boat more stable by lowering the weight above the waterline, which is one of the reasons it remained common during the age of cannon-armed ships."
DDG1000 ZUMWALT HOWEVER HARDLY A WOODEN WARSHIP!