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U.S. Navy’s futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer sets sail

A sailor walks on the bridge of the USS Zumwalt while at dock at the naval station in Newport, R.I., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy.
A sailor walks on the bridge of the USS Zumwalt while at dock at the naval station in Newport, R.I., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy. AP

The U.S. Navy has given its first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station.

Here’s what the ship’s got

The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy.

It's headed from Naval Station Newport to Baltimore, where it will be commissioned in October before going to its homeport in San Diego. It was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine.

During a tour the Navy showed off the ship's bridge, weaponry and mission center.

Pacific Fleet Vice Adm. Tom Rowden says the ship will make a significant difference in the fleet. He says its advanced technology and capabilities allow it to perform a range of defensive and offensive missions.

The USS Zumwalt, the most advanced U.S. surface warship ever built and which includes a sleek stealth design, departs the Bath Iron Works in Maine to start a three-month-long journey to its homeport of San Diego. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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