U.S. Navy’s DDG-1000 Zumwalt. USN/Illustration
The high-tech missile destroyer Zumwalt DDG 1000 will be christened Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, where she was built.
The day after the christening (April 13), Larry Berman, author of the official biography of the legendary Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, will share his personal insights and knowledge about the naval leader who modernized a military service that had all but run aground on its own traditions and history.
The talk will be hosted by the Maine Maritime Museum, just downriver from the Bath Iron Works. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. in the museum’s Long Reach Hall. Berman’s book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Watch a short video to learn more about boating in Bath, Maine.
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.