New cutting-edge $4B Navy destroyer malfunctions in Panama Canal

WASHINGTON — Just weeks after its debut, the Navy’s most technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, has been put out of action due to engineering problems that occurred while it was crossing the Panama Canal.

“The timeline for repairs is being determined now,” US Navy Cmdr. Ryan Perry said in a statement to CNN.

Perry noted that the commander of the US Third Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, directed the ship to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to determine what...

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