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  • 9 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Construction of the US Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on March 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine. As explained, DDG 126 will be the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) a contract modification for DDG-1000 class services worth $212 million, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced. This contract will allow BIW to build the deckhouse, […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) held a steel-cutting ceremony on November 9 to mark the official start of construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127). The milestone was marked with a ceremony held in the shipyard’s fabrication shop during which US Senator Susan Collins made the initial cut to the first plate […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The keel of the U.S. Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), was authenticated during a ceremony at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on November 16. The ship’s keel was authenticated by Ms. Barbara Miller, wife of the former superintendent of the Naval Academy, Vice Adm. Michael Miller. Medal of Honor […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31. This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the first 100 tons of steel for the ship have been cut. Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG 51-class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) on February 1 hosted a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) at its shipyard in Bath, Maine. Sen. Levin and the ship’s sponsors, his three daughters, Kate Levin Markel, Erica Levin, and Laura Levin, authenticated the keel by etching their initials into […]

  • 15 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) has laid the keel for the US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke destroyer, the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122). During the ceremony held on January 10, 2020, sponsors of the ship Ryan Manion and Amy Looney welded their names on the keel plate. The ship’s namesake was a United […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy officially received its second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) in a ceremony on April 24. Delivery of DDG 1001 follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s hull, mechanical and electrical systems, including the boat handling, anchor and mooring systems […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy said its future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha trials on October 18, after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by shipbuilder Bath Iron Works (BIW), a subsidiary of General Dynamics. Alpha trials, the initial set of builder’s trials, is the […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is set to enter service in a ceremony in Boston, on December 1, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy received its future guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) in a ceremony on June 15. During the delivery ceremony, a flag was raised onboard USS Thomas Hudner which was previously flown over Arlington National Cemetery by Capt. Hudner’s former squadron, and also previously flown […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s future DDG 51 destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) started its Aegis Combat System testing at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, December 17. The Aegis system light off marks the beginning of combat system testing for the ship. These tests will ensure all combat system equipment is operational and communicative. The […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Pentagon is considering the cancellation of the third next-generation stealth destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson. According to a Defense Department briefing document reported by Bloomberg Business the fate of the Zumwalt-class destroyer will be known in the “next few weeks”. Two officials have confirmed that talks about cancellation are in progress yet no decision has […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s next-generation stealth destroyer, found a fault in the ship’s engineering plant while the ship was in Norfolk, navy officials told to USNI News. Zumwalt was conducting weapons testing and training en route to its San Diego homeport when the engineering casualty was discovered. “The crew discovered the casualty after […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed acceptance trials May 3 after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine. The US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. As informed, many of the ship’s […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy named its newest guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) on Saturday, October 31. The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat. Rosa Maria Peralta, Sgt. Peralta’s […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.   Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) on May 14. Irene Hirano Inouye, the ship’s sponsor and wife of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, was in attendance to authenticate the keel. During the ceremony, the authenticators etched […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $78,6 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise option year three for DDG 51 and FFG 7 class integrated planning yard services. The contractor will provide expert design, planning, and material support services for both maintenance and modernization. Work will be performed in […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Industry news

      Bath Iron Works​’ core business remains naval shipbuilding, but the company has recently considered diversifying.   By J. Hemmerdinger and Jonathan Riskind (pressherald) [mappress] Source: pressherald, September 26, 2011

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    After being delivered to the US Navy in April this year, Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) got underway from the General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine. The guided missile destroyer set sail on November 9 en route to Coronado, California, where she is scheduled to be commissioned on January 26, […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Austal USA and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works have executed a sub-contract for Littoral Combat Ship Planning Yard Design Services. This was previously announced as a teaming arrangement in August 2014. The work, scheduled to begin in June 2015, includes requirements for hull, mechanical, and electrical services, including; engineering, planning, ship configuration, material, and logistics […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was floated out from dry dock on November 27 and moored pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where the ship is undergoing repairs after colliding with a merchant ship in August 2017. McCain’s launch is an important step in the ongoing effort to repair and restore […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the construction of DDG 122, the Fiscal Year 2015 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. This $610.4 million contract modification fully funds this ship which was awarded in 2013 as part of a multi-ship competition for DDG 51 class destroyers. The total value of the five-ship […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Bath Iron Works is being awarded a $21,1 million modification to previously awarded contract to exercise options for DDG 51-class lead yard services. This work will provide class engineering and design services including technical assistance to the follow shipbuilders in the interpretation and application of the detailed design developed by Bath Iron Works, the lead yard contractor. […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has contracted General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the continuation of Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) lead yard services and Flight III upgrade design efforts. This $59 million contract extends the services for engineering, technical support, special studies and Flight III design work for Arleigh Burke-class ships through December 2017. The Flight III […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Industry news

    The future USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) departed General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard Sept. 5 for New York City, where she will join the fleet in a commissioning ceremony, Oct. 6. This milestone marks the completion of the initial 62-ship procurement for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer program, and the 34th DDG […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has secured a USD 13.3 million contract intended for material and labor to complete work on the DDG 1000 deckhouse. DDG 1000 is scheduled for hull, mechanical and electrical delivery in fiscal year 2014. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by June 2014. […]

  • 28 April 2020

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the US Navy’s next-generation, multi-mission surface combatants, was delivered to the navy on April 24. Following this delivery, the ship will transition from combat systems activation to the next phase of developmental and integrated at-sea testing. This event marks a major milestone of the dual delivery approach […]