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Christening Of Navy's Final 'Stealth' Destroyer Scheduled For April

The christening of the Navy’s final "stealth" destroyer is scheduled for April 27 at Bath Iron Works.

The future U.S.S. Lyndon B. Johnson is one of three Zumwalt class high-tech guided missile destroyers, all built by Bath Iron Works. Cost of the destroyers has been a major concern for the Navy, which truncated production to only three ships. The Navy has reverted back to buying Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.