On this date in Maine historical past: Oct. 24
August 24, 2007: Arleigh Burke’s troops, some of whom were detained at Bath Iron Works in Maine, are in need of repairing bows of about $ 59.8 million because they tend to damage the structure when carrying and sailing the seas.
A Navy spokesman says business reports about “major design problems” appear to be exaggerating, however. The ships could do their job well, he said, and the repairs should reassure the Navy that it will have 35 years of life.
Bows on the ships being built are encouraged, and new ones are being prepared after the shakedown journey. All the ships will be photographed in the restroom, says the prophet.
BIW created Arleigh Burke’s first destroyer. The shipyard did not know about the problem until 2003, a spokesman for the ship said. The ships were built according to the Navy’s description, but the standards were not in line with the state of the sea, he says.
Joseph Owen is a writer, retired newspaper editor and board member of the Kennebec Historical Society. Owen’s book, “This Day in Maine,” can be called to Islandportpress.com. To obtain a signed ticket use the unregistered competition number at checkout. Joe can be linked to: [email protected]
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On this day in the history of Maine: October 23