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    Navy’s high-tech Zumwalt leaves BIW - Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty | of | Share this photo

    The Zumwalt is an imposing sight as it heads down the Kennebec River from Bath Iron Works in September 2016, drawing spectators along the way.

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    Navy’s high-tech Zumwalt leaves BIW - Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty | of | Share this photo

    Spectators gather along the Kennebec River as the Zumwalt sails away from Bath Iron Works, where it was built.

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    Navy’s high-tech Zumwalt leaves BIW - Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty | of | Share this photo

    The Zumwalt heads down the Kennebec River after leaving Bath Iron Works.

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    The Zumwalt sails down the Kennebec River, beginning its trip to Baltimore.

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    Capt. James Kirk, skipper of the Zumwalt, stands in front of the destroyer at Bath Iron Works the day before it left to be commissioned in Baltimore.

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    Navy’s high-tech Zumwalt leaves BIW - Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty | of | Share this photo

    The Zumwalt has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature, an unconventional wave-piercing hull and a composite deckhouse that hides radar and other sensors.

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