US Navy’s New Destroyer Completes Acceptance Trials

23 May 2010 (Last Updated May 23rd, 2010 18:30)

The US Navy's guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Atlantic Ocean. During the trials, the US Navy, in cooperation with Bath Iron Works tested the ship's weapons, communications and propulsion systems, and conducted several other ins

The US Navy's guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Atlantic Ocean.

During the trials, the US Navy, in cooperation with Bath Iron Works tested the ship's weapons, communications and propulsion systems, and conducted several other inspections including habitability and water purification.

USS Jason Dunham is an Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer specifically designed to operate in multithreat air, surface and subsurface threat environments.

The future USS Jason Dunham is expected to be delivered this summer and officially commissioned in November 2010.