Bath Iron Works lands additional $8M for stealth destroyer deckhouse work

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BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works an additional $8 million to modify and complete work on the composite deckhouse of the DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Monsoor.

The vessel is the second in a three-ship line of Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers. The Navy truncated the line for cost reasons after committing to three ships, reverting to contracting for less expensive Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

The deckhouse, built at Huntington Ingalls Industries in Gulfport, Mississippi, arrived at the Bath shipyard by barge in September.

Work on the deckhouse is expected to be completed by January 2017, according to the Navy.

— Bangor Daily News