BATH — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is paying a visit to Maine’s Bath Iron Works.

Hagel plans Thursday to tour the newest destroyer, the stealthy DDG-1000, which is under construction. The Zumwalt is the largest destroyer ever built for the Navy. It will be christened this spring.

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Hagel also will address shipbuilders and Navy personnel.

Afterward, Hagel will head to Nova Scotia for a security conference.