New class of US destroyer visits Ketchikan


March 28, 2019

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — One of the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships has docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit.

The USS Zumwalt docked in Ketchikan for a weekend stay beginning Saturday, the Juneau Empire reported .

The 610-footlong guided missile destroyer launched in October 2013 and based in San Diego was scheduled to be open for public tours Sunday in the southern Alaska city, officials said.

Steve Corporon, Ketchikan's port and harbors director, said bigger fenders were needed to make sure the ship would fit without damaging the vessel or the dock.

Navy Commander Brandon R...

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