On our way up the coast of Maine, we passed through Bath, home of the famous Iron Works. In No Higher Honor, I read about how winning the contest to build the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates for the US Navy revitalized BIW.
Here’s a shot of the Bath Iron Works I took yesterday:
You can see USS Sterett (DDG 104) on the left and USS Sampson (DDG 102) on the right. The Sterett was just launched in May and the Sampson was launched last September. Neither has been delivered to the Navy yet, so you’re looking at the newest of the new Arleigh Burke class ships.
If you look carefully, above and behind the Sterett you can see another ship on the ways. This is possibly USS Stockdale (DDG 106) which was laid down last August. BIW is also currently building USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).
Closer pics of each ship below: