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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rolls–Royce completes delivery of power and propulsion systems package for future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Multi Mission Destroyer

DDG 1000 (Zumwalt) class DDGRolls-Royce is proud to announce delivery of the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class.

The provision of the twin fixed pitch propellers marks the completion of the power and propulsion system delivery from Rolls-Royce, following the MT30 main turbine generator sets and the RR4500 auxiliary turbine generator sets, which have already been installed and tested.

The five-bladed nickel aluminium bronze propellers measure over 18 feet in diameter and weigh nearly 60,000 pounds apiece.

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