PHOTO: US Navy gets largest and most expensive destroyer ever
Published on December 10th, 2013
The USS Zumwalt hit the water Oct. 29 and is due to start patrolling by 2014. The Zumwalt is big: It is 610 feet long, has an 11,000-square foot flight deck, and displaces 14,564 tons of water. The Zumwalt was originally estimated to cost about $3.8 billion, but so much technology was crammed onboard that its cost has nearly doubled, and after the first three are built, production will stop. Click here for full description and additional photos.