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Last of Navy’s new class of warships leaves shipyard – The Journal

The last of a new class of warships left a Maine shipyard

BATH, Maine (AP) – The last of a new class of warships left a Maine shipyard on Wednesday.

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

The ship had previously left for sea trials at the end of August. It was the first time he reached the Atlantic Ocean.

The ship left for testing 113 years to the day after Johnson was born. He was baptized in 2019.

The USS Lyndon B. Johnson leaves tugs behind to head for the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Phippsburg, Maine. The warship was the third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the Navy at Bath Iron Works. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

Spectators watch the USS Lyndon B. Johnson pass Fort Popham heading out to sea, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Phippsburg, Maine. The warship was the third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the Navy at Bath Iron Works. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

A tugboat pushed the USS Lyndon B. Johnson out of the mouth of the Kennebec River en route to sea Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Phippsburg, Maine. The warship was the third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the Navy at Bath Iron Works. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

Spectators watch the USS Lyndon B. Johnson descend the Kennebec River towards the sea on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Phippsburg, Maine. The warship was the third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the Navy at Bath Iron Works. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

Spectators watch the USS Lyndon B. Johnson descend the Kennebec River towards the sea on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Phippsburg, Maine. The warship was the third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the Navy at Bath Iron Works. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)