US Navy – U.S. Navy Sticks To Bold Course With Zumwalt Destroyer

- Aviation Week – Gulf of Mexico residents see all types of ships and barges go by Mississippi’s Little Biloxi River Bridge. The region, after all, is a womb for warships and a transit artery for maritime goods of all types. But recently one barge slipped past the bridge crowned by a cargo never witnessed in these parts, or any other in the world: a specially constructed composites deckhouse that made the vessel look more like a massive prop for the next “Star Trek” movie than anything on the seas. Weighing 900 tons and measuring longer than 50 yd., the deckhouse is the top half of the U.S. Navy’s newest and most modern warship, the DDG-1000 Zumwalt destroyer.