New Stealth Destroyer Launched in Bath, ME

A Navy stealth destroyer similar to the USS Michael Monsoon takes shape at Bath Iron Works.

Bangor Daily News: Among dozens who braved the bitter wind at Fort Popham on Monday morning [Dec. 3] to watch the future USS Michael Monsoor head out to builders’ trials were a number of past and current employees of Bath Iron Works, many who were there to watch the “stealth” destroyer they worked on sail away.

“It’s just so ugly!” Denise Letourneau said, laughing as she shielded her eyes from the sun.

Letourneau, who retired in 2015 after 30 years at the shipyard — 20 of them as an electrician — worked on the future USS Michael Monsoor before she retired. On Monday, she watched as it sailed past Fort Popham, and joined other spectators who waved at the BIW and U.S. Navy employees lining the back of the stealth destroyer.


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