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Zumwalt, most expensive destroyer in Navy history, breaks down in Panama Canal

Zumwalt, most expensive destroyer in Navy history, breaks down in Panama Canal

The most expensive destroyer ever built for the Navy suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port.

U.S. Third Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Ryan Perry said a vice admiral directed the USS Zumwalt to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the issues, which arose on Monday. The ship was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine and is on its way to San Diego.

"The schedule for the ship will remain flexible to enable testing and evaluation in order to ensure the ship's safe transit to her new home port in San Diego," Perry said in a statement.

USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, reported on its website that the...

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